Definition of diligence :
1. A four- wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.
2. Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.
3. Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
4. The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; - the opposite of negligence.
coating, constancy, persistent exertion, labor, exertion, manufacture, applications programme, patience, practical application, stick-to-itiveness, industrious, sedulousness, effort, steadiness, assiduousness, lotion, industriousness, covering, earnestness, pertinacity, studiousness, application, industry, keenness, application program, pains, assiduity
attention (part of speech: noun)
consideration, mindfulness, immersion, enrapture, absorption, intentness, fascination, engrossment, caution, care, regardfulness, observation, interest, watchfulness, attention, concentration, entrancement, concern, notice, scrutiny, rapture, attentiveness, alertness, heedfulness
resolution (part of speech: noun)
fortitude, staunchness, devotion, bravery, persistence, backbone, grit, spunk, steadfastness, headstrongness, sand, stubbornness, indomitability, heartiness, pluck, dauntlessness, indefatigability, moxie, trueness, stoniness, boldness, fervency, bullheadedness, perseverance, stamina, tirelessness, determination, courageousness, toughness, tenacity, faithfulness, resolution, decisiveness
vigilance (part of speech: noun)
fastidiousness (part of speech: noun)
discrimination, accuracy, fastidiousness, preciseness, persnicketiness, particularity, correctness, meticulousness, priggishness, conscientiousness, carefulness, exactingness, prudishness, delicacy, rigorousness, fussiness, properness, severity, criticalness, daintiness, flawlessness, literalism
- It seemed, then, that honest toil and brave diligence had but earned the heaviest dole that could befall a man in his state of life; namely: to depart from those he loved or ever he could provide for their future living. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- But all his diligence signified nothing, because the men were scattered about; for as soon as they came out of the ships, expecting no such matter, some went to market, others walked about the country, or went to sleep in their tents, or got their dinners ready, being, through their commanders' want of skill, as far as possible from any thought of what was to happen; and the enemy now coming up with shouts and noise, Conon, with eight ships, sailed out, and making his escape, passed from thence to Cyprus, to Evagores. - "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- Diligence, that I do not mean to say; I should say dreaming over my books, or rather other people's books. - "Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends", John Keats.