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Definitions for diligence
ˈdɪl ɪ dʒəns; Fr. di liˈʒɑ̃s; -dʒən sɪz; Fr. -ˈʒɑ̃sdili·gence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligencenoun

    conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

  2. diligence, industriousness, industrynoun

    persevering determination to perform a task

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

  3. application, diligencenoun

    a diligent effort

    "it is a job requiring serious application"

Wiktionary

  1. diligencenoun

    conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something

  2. diligencenoun

    One of the seven contrary virtues, opposite the vice of sloth.

  3. diligencenoun

    A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Diligencenoun

    Industry; assiduity; constancy in business; continuance of endeavour; unintermitted application; the contrary to idleness.

    Etymology: diligentia, Latin.

    Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me. 2 Tim. iv. 9.

    Brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure. 2 Pet. i. 10.

Wikipedia

  1. Diligence

    Diligence—carefulness and persistent effort or work—is one of the seven heavenly virtues. It is indicative of a work ethic, the belief that work is good in itself.

ChatGPT

  1. diligence

    Diligence is the quality of being committed and persistent in one's work or efforts, showing care, dedication and determination in one's tasks or responsibilities. It often implies constant, careful effort and struggles to achieve a goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diligencenoun

    the quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; -- the opposite of negligence

  2. Diligencenoun

    interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service

  3. Diligencenoun

    process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings

  4. Diligencenoun

    a four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France

  5. Etymology: [F.]

Wikidata

  1. Diligence

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diligence in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diligence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of diligence in a Sentence

  1. Ben Narasin:

    Being able to take the time, to get to know founders, to evaluate companies, to do due diligence – these things are harder in compressed time frame markets like the one we are in now, a deflation, of valuations and market conditions, would ease that pressure.

  2. Ben CrumpReplayMore:

    Today was a huge step toward justice. We are grateful for the diligence and dedication of the FBI and the DOJ as they investigated what led to Breonna's murder and what transpired afterwards. The justice that Breonna received today would not have been possible without the efforts of Attorney General Merrick Garland or Assistant AG for Civil Rights Kristen Clarke, we hope this announcement of a guilty plea sends a message to all other involved officers that it is time to stop covering up and time to accept responsibility for their roles in causing the death of an innocent, beautiful young Black woman.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)-THE URGENCY OF NOW-SITUATION DICTATES THAT WE ACT WITH DUE DILIGENCE AND COMPETENCE TO GET AND ACHIEVE OUR FOCUSED OBJECTIVES. DIFFICULT CONSEQUENCES MAY ARISE FROM DIFFICULT DECISIONS MADE. HINDSIGHT MAY ALWAYS TRY TO VALIDATE FORESIGHT, BUT ONLY IF FORESIGHT WAS PREDICTABLE IN ITS OUTCOMES!

  4. Lenny Tucker:

    After all of the community’s hard work to keep our children safe, it’s disgusting, i don’t think the federal government has done its due diligence or us any justice.

  5. Gina Raimondo:

    We will move as swiftly as possible to deploy these funds, while also ensuring the time needed to perform due diligence, this program is intended to be an investment in America's long-term economic and national security, and we will take the necessary steps to ensure its success.

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