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ˈsɛdʒ ə ləssed·u·lous

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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. sedulousadjective

    Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SEDULOUSadjective

    Assiduous; industrious; laborious; diligent; painful.

    Etymology: sedulus, Latin.

    Not sedulous by nature to indite
    Wars, hitherto the only argument
    Heroick deem’d. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    What signifies the sound of words in prayer, without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end. Roger L'Estrange.

    The goat, now bright amidst her fellow stars,
    Kind Amalthæa reach’d her teat, distent
    With milk, thy early food: the sedulous bee
    Distill’d her honey on thy purple lips. Matthew Prior.

    The bare majority of a few representatives is often procured by great industry and application, wherein those who engage in the pursuits of malice are much more sedulous than such as would prevent them. Jonathan Swift.


  1. sedulous

    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.


  1. sedulous

    Sedulous is an adjective that describes someone who is diligent, dedicated, and hardworking. It refers to someone who is persistent and carefully maintains attention and effort towards a task or duty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sedulousadjective

    diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sedulous

    sed′ū-lus, adj. diligent: constant.—ns. Sēdū′lity, Sed′ulousness.—adv. Sed′ulously. [L. sedulussedēre, to sit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedulous in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sedulous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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