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diligence

noun

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."

Usage Examples:

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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