AskDefine | Define diligence

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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" [syn: industriousness, industry]
3 a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application" [syn: application]

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  1. conscientiousness or determination or perseverance when doing something
  2. A public stage-coach. (19th century, now used only in reference to France or other European countries including Great Britain.)


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