HyperDic: diligence

English > 3 senses of the word diligence:
NOUNattributediligenceconscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task
attributediligence, industriousness, industrypersevering determination to perform a task
actdiligence, applicationa diligent effort
diligence > pronunciation
Soundsdih'lahjhahns; dih'lihjhahns
Rhymesabeyance ... virulence: 273 rhymes with ahns...
English > diligence: 3 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningconscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation.
Broaderconscientiousness, painstakingnessThe trait of being painstaking and careful
English > diligence: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningpersevering determination to perform a task.
Example"his diligence won him quick promotions"
Synonymsindustriousness, industry
Narrowerassiduity, assiduousness, concentrationGreat and constant diligence and attention
sedulity, sedulousnessThe quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
studiousnessdiligent study
Broaderdetermination, purposeThe quality of being determined to do or achieve something
Adjectivesdiligentcharacterized by care and perseverance in carrying out tasks
diligentquietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
English > diligence: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA diligent effort.
Broadereffort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweatUse of physical or mental energy
Spanishdedicación, diligencia

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