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Diligence vs. Dutiful

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Diligencenoun

Steady application; industry; careful work involving long-term effort.

Dutifuladjective

Accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint.

‘Ralph was a dutiful child, and took the trash out without being told.’;

Diligencenoun

The qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance.

Dutifuladjective

Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.

Diligencenoun

Carefulness.

‘due diligence’;

Dutifuladjective

Performing, or ready to perform, the duties required by one who has the right to claim submission, obedience, or deference; submissive to natural or legal superiors; obedient, as to parents or superiors; as, a dutiful son or daughter; a dutiful ward or servant; a dutiful subject.

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Diligencenoun

A public stage-coach.

Dutifuladjective

Controlled by, proceeding from, a sense of duty; respectful; deferential; as, dutiful affection.

Diligencenoun

The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

Dutifuladjective

willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect;

‘a dutiful child’; ‘a dutiful citizen’; ‘Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife’;

Diligencenoun

The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; - the opposite of negligence.

Diligencenoun

Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.

‘That which ordinary men are fit for, I am qualified in; and the best of me is diligence.’;

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Diligencenoun

Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

‘And each of them doth all his diligenceTo do unto the festé reverence.’; ‘The sweat of industry would dry and die,But for the end it works to.’; ‘Diligence and accuracy are the only merits which an historical writer ascribe to himself.’;

Diligencenoun

A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

Diligencenoun

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

Diligencenoun

persevering determination to perform a task;

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

Diligencenoun

a diligent effort;

‘it is a job requiring serious application’;

Diligence

Diligence—carefulness and persistent effort or work—is one of the seven heavenly virtues. It is indicative of a work ethic, the belief that work is good in itself.

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