diligence

  

Definition

Alertness, dedication, and industry shown in continual effort to accomplish a task, or in performance of a duty or obligation. See also due diligence.

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  • The business owner was surrounded by a staff that worked with diligence and skill, so he was able to complete the project ahead of schedule.

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  • The professional piano player had gained his skill through decades of study and his diligence was much admired by his peers and his audience.

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  • If you work on your homework with focus and diligence, you can finish it in less time and get better grades.

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