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 highlyā€¯. 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


Diligent Idioms

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

Diligence in Kanji, the Japanese version of Chinese characters. Other meanings of this character include “serve” and “become employed”.


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