Careful and persistent work or effort.
More example sentences
- It's all just going to take diligence and persistence and we've got plenty of that.
- Consequently, effort and diligence were not always explicitly known.
- If he or she was guilty of no want of diligence and used every effort to secure the appearance of the accused man, it might be proper to remit it entirely.
Middle English (in the sense 'close attention, caution'): via Old French from Latin diligentia, from diligent- 'assiduous' (see diligent).