1. [ noun ] conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
Related terms: conscientiousness
2. [ noun ] the care that a person can be reasonably expected to exercise to avoid harming others or their property
Synonyms: due_diligence
3. [ noun ] persevering determination to perform a task
Synonyms: industry industriousness

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

Related terms: determination assiduity studiousness sedulity
4. [ noun ] a diligent effort
Synonyms: application

"it is a job requiring serious application"

Related terms: effort implement
Similar spelling:   diligent