Definition of assiduity in English:


Line breaks: as¦si¦du|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌasɪˈdjuːɪti

noun (plural assiduities)

[mass noun]
  • 1Constant or close attention to what one is doing: the assiduity with which he could wear down his opponents
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    • Yet the young mother also hoped the girl could develop the characteristics of persistence, independence and assiduity.
    • This valuable volume confirms the dedicated assiduity with which Crawford Seeger channelled her ‘modernist’ instincts into the most refined kind of folk-song transcription she could manage.
    • This he followed with patient assiduity, and a mind ever open to the lessons of piety and benevolence which such a study is so well calculated to afford.
  • 1.1 (assiduities) • archaic or • literary Constant attentions to someone.


late Middle English: from Latin assiduitas, from assiduus 'occupied with' (see assiduous).

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