assiduity [ as-i-doo-i-tee, -dyoo- ]
noun, plural as·si·du·i·ties.
1. constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
2. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.
WORDS RELATED TO ASSIDUITY
attentiveness, attention, effort, industry, industriousness, doggedness, concentration, assiduousness, persistence, care
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Origin: From the Latin word assiduitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See assiduous, -ity
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSIDUITY
They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power.
THE HEROINE OF THE NEW DEAL|CHRISTINE STANSELL|MARCH 3, 2009|DAILY BEAST
He was studious of serving his country to the very last, and the sorrow of the people seemed equal to his assiduity.
PINNOCK'S IMPROVED EDITION OF DR. GOLDSMITH'S HISTORY OF ROME|OLIVER GOLDSMITH
She had supplied herself betimes with a manual of etiquette, which she had studied with the assiduity of a diligent school-girl.
THE GOLDEN SHOEMAKER|J. W. KEYWORTH
The Company, however, worked to the very end with great devotion and assiduity.
ADDRESSES ON THE REVISED VERSION OF HOLY SCRIPTURE|C. J. ELLICOTT
Harriot saw an assiduity in his behaviour very different from what he had ever shewn to her.
A DESCRIPTION OF MILLENIUM HALL|SARAH SCOTT
His laboriousness and assiduity: his readiness to hear any man that had ought to say, tending to any common good.
NO CROSS, NO CROWN|WILLIAM PENN
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