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Meaning of ASSIDUOUS

Pronunciation:  u'sijoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  marked by care and persistent effort; "her assiduous attempts to learn French"; "assiduous research"; "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"
 

ASSIDUOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: diligent, sedulous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*sid"u*ous\, a. [L. assiduus, fr. assid?re to sit
near or close; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}.]
1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive;
   unremitting.

         She grows more assiduous in her attendance.
                                               --Addison.

2. Performed with constant diligence or attention;
   unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor.

         To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton.

Syn: Diligent; attentive; sedulous; unwearied; unintermitted;
     persevering; laborious; indefatigable.
     {As*sid"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {As*sid"u*ous*ness}, n.

 
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