Definition of hard-working in English:


(also hardworking)


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

    • ‘He was a hard-working man who had a good rapport with people and who got on well with friends and neighbours.’
    • ‘An enthusiastic and hard-working soldier has been banned from the road after drinking and driving.’
    • ‘I am hard-working, conscientious, honest and have a lifetime of experience to offer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The majority of farmers are good, honest, hard-working people, and farming is bouncing back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The other qualities I bring include being a very committed and hard-working person.’
    • ‘He was a quiet, hard-working lad, who was just obsessed with cars and was forever going on about getting one of his own.’
    • ‘He knows I'm hard-working, conscientious and can get the right response from players.’
    • ‘Out of this came an urge to do something for the landless but hard-working people of his community.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He was a nice, hard-working boy who would do anything you asked of him.’
    • ‘He was a good natured, hard-working gentleman who had an earthy presence and a warm welcome for all.’
    • ‘He was a conscientious and hard-working man who always liked to see a job well done.’
    • ‘In other words, us hard-working men are paying to keep this network in operation.’
    • ‘I believe in my heart that I am one of the most faithful and hard-working members of our group.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But most mums are hard-working individuals and not lazy as Ms Causnett implies.’
    diligent, industrious, conscientious, assiduous, sedulous, painstaking, persevering, unflagging, untiring, tireless, indefatigable, studious
    energetic, keen, enthusiastic, driven, zealous, busy, with one's shoulder to the wheel, with one's nose to the grindstone
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