Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun diligence

3 senses of diligence

Sense 1
diligence -- (conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation)
       => conscientiousness, painstakingness -- (the trait of being painstaking and careful)

Sense 2
diligence, industriousness, industry -- (persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues")
       => determination, purpose -- (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")

Sense 3
application, diligence -- (a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application")
       => effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat -- (use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion")

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