Definition of assiduous in English:

assiduous

Line breaks: as¦sidu|ous
Pronunciation: /əˈsɪdjʊəs
 
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adjective

Showing great care and perseverance: she was assiduous in pointing out every feature
More example sentences
  • Yet the result of this assiduous attention to presentation was that the image became too self-conscious.
  • I accept that Larry could have been more assiduous in his search.
  • The manager has the right to expect that his workers will be careful and assiduous.
Synonyms
diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, sedulous, attentive, industrious, laborious, hard-working, conscientious, ultra-careful, punctilious, painstaking, demanding, exacting, persevering, unflagging, searching, close, elaborate, minute, accurate, correct, studious, rigorous, particular;
pedantic, fussy

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin assiduus, from assidere 'be engaged in doing' (see assess), + -ous.

Derivatives

assiduously

adverb
More example sentences
  • There I was placed in the hands of some of the most diligent professionals, who attended to me assiduously, trying to save my life.
  • I have assiduously searched my posts for any reference to a husband which may have caused this confusion, and find none.
  • Therefore, we must work assiduously to challenge the dominant role of the corporation in our lives and in our politics.

assiduousness

noun
More example sentences
  • On the contrary, these qualities are considered signs of assiduousness and punctiliousness.
  • But in one of the more heroic efforts in tennis history, he set about - with characteristic assiduousness and determination - trying to acquire a grass-court game in order to win it.
  • Apparently some famous violinist whose name escapes me wrote to his son (a violist): ‘You must practise with great assiduousness, since you do not wish to remain a violist for the whole of your life.’

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