V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task and being very thorough; 2. hard and persistent effort when doing a task
Synonyms: industriousness, thoroughness, conscientiousness, application
Antonyms: carelessness, neglect
Tips: Diligence is a characteristic that you would like to see in an employee. The term due-diligence is used to describe thorough research and planning for a deal or a case. Diligent is a related adjective that means "hardworking, industrious, and thorough."
Larry's care and diligence won him many promotions and the respect of his boss. (industriousness, thoroughness)
It is important for us to do our due-diligence on this project; we canít overlook anything or make any mistakes. (thorough research, application)
He made a diligent effort to improve his grades. (hardworking) adjective
I admire Stacy's diligence and careful research on this project. (thoroughness, industriousness)
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