- I(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. purposeful, methodical, efficient, systematic, intent, earnest, serious, sedulous, energetic, hardworking, brisk, diligent, painstaking, careful, organized, professional, impersonal, matter-of-fact, vigorous, direct, orderly, skillful, dexterous, practiced, accustomed, thorough, accomplished, expeditious, prompt, industrious, assiduous, attentive, enterprising, resolute, careful, economical, disciplined, effective; see also efficient 1 , practical .Ant. aimless*, dilatory, inefficient.II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.methodical, efficient, organized, orderly, systematic, professional, industrious.ANT.: disorganized, slipshod, unprofessionalIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Marked by sober sincerity: earnest1, no-nonsense, serious, sobersided. Idiom: in earnest. See HEAVY, WORK.
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