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Diligence vs. Proactive

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Diligencenoun

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

Proactiveadjective

Acting in advance to deal with an expected change or difficulty

‘We can deal with each problem as it pops up, or we can take a proactive stance and try to prevent future problems.’;

Diligencenoun

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

Proactiveadjective

descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on events or stimuli or processes that occur subsequently;

‘proactive inhibition’; ‘proactive interference’;

Diligencenoun

Carefulness.

‘due diligence’;

Proactiveadjective

(of a policy or person or action) controlling a situation by causing something to happen rather than waiting to respond to it after it happens

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Diligencenoun

A public stage-coach.

Proactiveadjective

(of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened

‘employers must take a proactive approach to equal pay’;

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.

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.’;

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.’;

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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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