how to pronounce diligence


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diligence is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of diligence in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… research and due diligence so that we …”

meanings of diligence


  1. The qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance.
  2. Carefulness.
  3. The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.
  4. Steady application; industry; careful work involving long-term effort.
  5. A public stage-coach.

diligence frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word diligence occurs in english on average 3.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics diligence can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that diligence can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to diligence


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