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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.


Synonymsapplication


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









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