Definitions for diligenceˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns; Fr. di liˈʒɑ̃s; -dʒən sɪz; Fr. -ˈʒɑ̃s
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dil•i•genceˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns(n.)
constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
the degree of care and caution expected of a person.
Origin of diligence:
1300–50; ME deligence (< AF) < L
dil•i•genceˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns; Fr. di liˈʒɑ̃s; -dʒən sɪz; Fr. -ˈʒɑ̃s(n.)
Origin of diligence:
1735–45; short for F carosse de diligence speed coach
conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
diligence, industriousness, industry(noun)
persevering determination to perform a task
"his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
a diligent effort
"it is a job requiring serious application"
conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something
One of the seven contrary virtues, opposite the vice of sloth.
A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)
the quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence
interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service
process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings
a four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France
Diligence is steadfast application, assiduousness and industry—the virtue of hard work. It is one of the seven heavenly virtues. Diligent behaviour is indicative of a work ethic — a belief that work is good in itself.
Translations for diligence
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- diligênciaPortuguese (BR)
- píle, pracovitostCzech
- der FleißGerman
- omhyggelighed; flidDanish
- کوشایی؛ پشت کارFarsi
- iðni, ástundunIcelandic
- čaklums; uzcītība; centībaLatvian
- flittighet, flidNorwegian
- کوشایی؛ پشت کارPersian
- دكار په كولو پسى څارو او ساعىPashto
- flit, uthållighetSwedish
- çalışkanlık, gayretTurkish
- 勤奮Chinese (Trad.)
- старанність, ретельністьUkrainian
- tính siêng năngVietnamese
- 勤奋Chinese (Simp.)
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