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English noun: diligence

1. diligence (attribute) conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

Broader (hypernym)conscientiousness, painstakingness

2. diligence (attribute) persevering determination to perform a task

SamplesHis diligence won him quick promotions.
Frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues.

Synonymsindustriousness, industry

Broader (hypernym)determination, purpose

Narrower (hyponym)assiduity, assiduousness, concentration, sedulity, sedulousness, studiousness

3. diligence (act) a diligent effort

SamplesIt is a job requiring serious application.


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail

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