No Matter How You Say It: Diligence

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Word Origin

Diligence is a descendant of diligere, a Latin word meaning “to value highly”. It is formed by combining dis (“apart”) and legere (“to choose”). Diligent individuals choose to make the most of their abilities and their energies.


Sign Language

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Diligent Idioms

“Give it your best shot.”
“The devil is in the details.”
“Practice makes perfect.”

In Other Languages

Spanish – diligencia 

French – diligence

German – Sorgfalt

Italian – diligenza

Swedish – flit

Basque – ardura

Portugese – diligência