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- 1. diligence, conscientiousness, painstakingness
- usage: conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
- 2. diligence, industriousness, industry, determination, purpose
- usage: persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
- 3. application, diligence, effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
- usage: a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application"
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