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Definition 1: a diligent effort - [noun denoting act]

Samples where diligence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is a job requiring serious application

Synonyms for diligence in the sense of this definition

(diligence is a kind of ...) use of physical or mental energy; hard work

"he got an A for effort" "they managed only with great exertion"

Definition 2: persevering determination to perform a task - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where diligence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his diligence won him quick promotions
  • frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues

Synonyms for diligence in the sense of this definition

(diligence is a kind of ...) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

"his determination showed in his every movement" "he is a man of purpose"

(... is a kind of diligence ) great and constant diligence and attention

(... is a kind of diligence ) the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive

(... is a kind of diligence ) diligent study

Definition 3: conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation - [noun denoting attribute]

(diligence is a kind of ...) the trait of being painstaking and careful

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