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əˈsɪdʒ u əsas·sid·u·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. assiduous, sedulousadjective

    marked by care and persistent effort

    "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"


  1. assiduousadjective

    Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work); industrious.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ASSIDUOUSadjective

    Constant in application.

    Etymology: assiduus, Lat.

    And if by pray’r
    Incessant I could hope to change the will
    Of him who all things can, I would not cease
    To weary him with my assiduous cries. Parad. Lost, b. xi.

    The most assiduous talebearers, and bitterest revilers, are often half-witted people. Government of the Tongue, § 6.

    In summer, you see the hen giving herself greater freedoms, and quitting her care for above two hours together; but in winter, when the rigour of the season would chill the principles of life, and destroy the young one, she grows more assiduous in her attendance, and stays away but half the time. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Each still renews her little labour,
    Nor justles her assiduous neighbour. Matthew Prior.


  1. assiduous

    Diligence—carefulness and persistent effort or work—is one of the seven heavenly virtues. It is indicative of a work ethic, the belief that work is good in itself.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assiduousadjective

    constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting

  2. Assiduousadjective

    performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assiduous in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assiduous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of assiduous in a Sentence

  1. Bill Wehrum:

    I have, from day one, tried to be absolutely strict and assiduous as to what I do about complying with my ethical obligations.

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