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diligence meaning and definition

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Definition of diligence (noun)

  1. conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
  2. persevering determination to perform a task
    • "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
    • synonyms: industriousness, industry
  3. a diligent effort
    • "it is a job requiring serious application"
    • synonyms: application
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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