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English definition of “hard-working”

hard-working

adjective (also hardworking)     /ˌhɑːdˈwɜːkɪŋ/
always putting a lot of effort and care into work: hardworking people/families/citizens The staff working on the unit are hard-working and have very little time to sit at a desk.
(Definition of hard-working adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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