Definition of hard-working in English:

hard-working

(also hardworking)

adjective

  • (of a person) tending to work with energy and commitment; diligent.

    • ‘An enthusiastic and hard-working soldier has been banned from the road after drinking and driving.’
    • ‘He was a conscientious and hard-working man who always liked to see a job well done.’
    • ‘His 80-year-old mother Irene said her son was a hard-working man and a lovely child.’
    • ‘He is a decent, honest, hard-working politician - some would say too nice to do the tough job he's now in.’
    • ‘In other words, us hard-working men are paying to keep this network in operation.’
    • ‘I am hard-working, conscientious, honest and have a lifetime of experience to offer.’
    • ‘He knows I'm hard-working, conscientious and can get the right response from players.’
    • ‘But most mums are hard-working individuals and not lazy as Ms Causnett implies.’
    • ‘I believe in my heart that I am one of the most faithful and hard-working members of our group.’
    • ‘The other qualities I bring include being a very committed and hard-working person.’
    • ‘He was a nice, hard-working boy who would do anything you asked of him.’
    • ‘He was a quiet, hard-working lad, who was just obsessed with cars and was forever going on about getting one of his own.’
    • ‘The majority of farmers are good, honest, hard-working people, and farming is bouncing back.’
    • ‘He said it was sad for the victim he had abused and it was sad for Benson who had previously been a hard-working man of good character.’
    • ‘I'm a hard-working lad and if you can get back to the point where you are a better person than you were, that's a great feeling.’
    • ‘He was a hard-working man who had a good rapport with people and who got on well with friends and neighbours.’
    • ‘Out of this came an urge to do something for the landless but hard-working people of his community.’
    • ‘Ume, a business student at Salford University, said he was a hard-working man who lived for his family.’
    • ‘He's a decent, hard-working guy who's still got that riotous honky cat spirit lurking in his diva soul.’
    • ‘He was a good natured, hard-working gentleman who had an earthy presence and a warm welcome for all.’
    diligent, industrious, conscientious, assiduous, sedulous, painstaking, persevering, unflagging, untiring, tireless, indefatigable, studious
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Pronunciation

hard-working

/hɑrd ˈwərkɪŋ//härd ˈwərkiNG/