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

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diligence

    Industry is the quality, action, or habit of earnest, steady, and continued attention or devotion to any useful or productive work or task, manual or mental. Assiduity (Latin ad, to, and sedeo, sit), as the etymology suggests, sits down to a task until it is done. Diligence (Latin diligo, love, choose) invests more effort and exertion, with love of the work or deep interest in its accomplishment; application (Latin ad, to, and plico, fold) bends to its work and concentrates all one's powers upon it with utmost intensity; hence, application can hardly be as unremitting as assiduity. Constancy is a steady devotion of heart and principle. Patience works on in spite of annoyances; perseverance overcomes hindrances and difficulties; persistence strives relentlessly against opposition; persistence has very frequently an unfavorable meaning, implying that one persists in spite of considerations that should induce him to desist. Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession. Labor and pains refer to the exertions of the worker and the tax upon him, while assiduity, perseverance, etc., refer to his continuance in the work.

    application, assiduity, attention, constancy, effort, exertion, industry, intentness, labor, pains, patience, perseverance, persistence, sedulousness

    changeableness, fickleness, idleness, inattention, inconstancy, indolence, neglect, negligence, remissness, sloth

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. diligence

    care, assiduity, attention, application, heed, industry

    indifference, carelessness, neglect, inattention, heedlessness, desultoriness, inertness, idleness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diligencenoun

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

    industriousness, industry, application

  2. diligence, industriousness, industrynoun

    persevering determination to perform a task

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

    industriousness, manufacture, industry, application

  3. application, diligencenoun

    a diligent effort

    "it is a job requiring serious application"

    application, applications programme, practical application, industriousness, application program, covering, industry, coating, lotion

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diligencenoun

    assiduity (in some specific pursuit), assiduousness, activity, sedulousness, perseverance, INDUSTRY, steady application (to some pursuit that one likes)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. diligencenoun

    assiduity, sedulousness, sedulity, perseverance, stagecoach (France)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "diligence":

    stagecoach, diligent, care, zeal, pre-audit, démarche, keenness

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  1. Timothy Hodgson:

    We are offering a private equity-style diligence and a private equity-style format in a public vehicle, institutional investors are very enthusiastic about the opportunity. It's a very compelling value proposition.

  2. Steven Joffe:

    We want doctors and scientists and the public to trust in the recommendations and decisions that are made, to be able to point to the F.D.A. and C.D.C. doing their due diligence.

  3. Lou Reiter:

    You have to ask yourself why an agent from the FBI would want to leave after 10 years, they obviously didn’t do any kind of due diligence with their background check.

  4. Ana Martinez:

    We really need to do our due diligence and do even more delving into the lives of these people, if we hear something, we need to look into it.

  5. Jeff Flake:

    We ought to do what we can to make sure that we do all due diligence with a nomination this important.

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