Learn a Word: Diligence

Meaning: persistent work or effort to accomplish something


Rahul’s diligence earned him respect from his colleagues.

“Due diligence” is an expression often used in law. It means the attention and care expected or required legally from a person.

The court ordered the police officer to show due diligence in the investigation.

Some synonyms for the word ‘diligence’ are ‘assiduity, ‘sedulity’ etc.

Merriam Webster notes that the first known use of the word was in the 14th century.

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