assiduous [ uh-sij-oo-uhs ] (previously 06-28-13)
1. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; meticulous: an assiduous student.
2. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
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WORDS RELATED TO ASSIDUOUS
diligent, zealous, scrupulous, indefatigable, exacting, laborious, active, attentive, busy, constant, eager beaver, grinding, industrious, persevering, sedulous, steady, studious, unflagging, untiring, whiz
SYNONYMS FOR ASSIDUOUS
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1. studious, diligent, sedulous.
2. continuous, tireless, persistent.
ANTONYMS FOR ASSIDUOUS
1, 2. inconstant, lazy.
Origin: First recorded in 1530–40; from Latin assiduus, equivalent to assid(ēre) “to sit near or beside, dwell close to” (see assess) + -uus adjective suffix; see -ous
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSIDUOUS
There has been assiduous woo-ing of the political establishment too.
CAMILLA WILL NEVER BE QUEEN: PRINCE CHARLES CAPITULATES ON WEBSITE FAQ|TOM SYKES|NOVEMBER 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was an amiable and assiduous fact-checker of my copy.
BRITAIN'S NEW POLITICAL DYNASTY|NORMAN BIRNBAUM|OCTOBER 1, 2010|DAILY BEAST
But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results.
HOW DESIREE LANDED HER GIG|SANDRA MCELWAINE|AUGUST 11, 2010|DAILY BEAST
His assiduous reporting and his smart, passionate commentary have impressed colleagues and readers alike.
INTRODUCING BEAST BOOKS|TINA BROWN|JANUARY 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST
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