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DILIGENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diligence mean? 

DILIGENCE (noun)
  The noun DILIGENCE has 3 senses:

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
3. a diligent effort

  Familiarity information: DILIGENCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DILIGENCE (noun)


Sense 1diligence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("diligence" is a kind of...):

conscientiousness; painstakingness (the trait of being painstaking and careful)


Sense 2diligence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persevering determination to perform a task

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

industriousness; diligence; industry

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("diligence" is a kind of...):

determination; purpose (the quality of being determined to do or achieve something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diligence"):

assiduity; assiduousness; concentration (great and constant diligence and attention)

sedulity; sedulousness (the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive)

studiousness (diligent study)


Sense 3diligence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A diligent effort

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

diligence; application

Context example:

it is a job requiring serious application

Hypernyms ("diligence" is a kind of...):

effort; elbow grease; exertion; sweat; travail (use of physical or mental energy; hard work)


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