assiduous

  • 1 Assiduous — 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. [1913 Webster] She grows more assiduous in her attendance. Addison.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 assiduous — index active, circumspect, close (rigorous), conscientious, diligent, eager, earnest, faithful ( …

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  • 3 assiduous — 1530s, from L. assiduus attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant, from assidere to sit down to, thus constantly occupied at one s work; from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + sedere to sit (see SEDENTARY (Cf. sedentary)). The word… …

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  • 4 assiduous — sedulous, diligent, industrious, *busy Analogous words: *indefatigable, tireless, untiring, unwearied Antonyms: desultory Contrasted words: *random, haphazard, casual, hit or miss, happy go lucky: *lazy, slothful, indolent, faineant: remiss, lax …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 assiduous — [adj] hard working active, attentive, busy, constant, diligent, eager beaver*, exacting, grinding, indefatigable, industrious, laborious, persevering, plugging, scrupulous, sedulous, steady, studious, unflagging, untiring, whiz, zealous; concepts …

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  • 6 assiduous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing great care and perseverance. DERIVATIVES assiduously adverb assiduousness noun. ORIGIN Latin assiduus, from assidere sit by …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 assiduous — [ə sij′o͞o əs] adj. [L assiduus < assidere: see ASSIDUITY] 1. done with constant and careful attention 2. diligent; persevering SYN. BUSY assiduously adv. assiduousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 assiduous — [[t]əsɪ̱ʤuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is assiduous works hard or does things very thoroughly. ...an assiduous student... Podulski had been assiduous in learning his adopted language. Syn: diligent Derived words: assiduously ADV GRADED ADV with …

    English dictionary

  • 9 assiduous — adjective Etymology: Latin assiduus, from assidēre Date: 1622 marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application < an assiduous book collector > < tended her garden with assiduous attention > Synonyms: see busy • …

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  • 10 assiduous — assiduously, adv. assiduousness, n. /euh sij ooh euhs/, adj. 1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. 2. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. [1530 40; < L …

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  • 11 assiduous — as|sid|u|ous [əˈsıdjuəs US dʒuəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: asiduus, from assidere; ASSESS] very careful to make sure that something is done properly or completely = ↑meticulous assiduous in ▪ He was assiduous in his… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 assiduous — as•sid•u•ous [[t]əˈsɪdʒ u əs[/t]] adj. 1) constant; unremitting: assiduous reading[/ex] 2) working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious: an assiduous student[/ex] • Etymology: 1530–40; < L assiduus=assid(ēre) to sit near… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 assiduous — adjective /əˈsɪdʒ.jʊ.əs/ Hard working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work); industrious. He was officious in the right time and place, quiet as a lamb when his patron seemed inclined to study or to muse, active and assiduous to assist or… …

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  • 14 assiduous — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. diligent, attentive. See activity. Ant., lazy. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. industrious, persevering, careful, attentive; see careful , diligent . See Synonym Study at diligent . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 assiduous —  , acidulous  Assiduous means diligent; acidulous means tart or acidic …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 16 assiduous — adjective formal very careful to make sure that something is done properly or completely: an assiduous collector of folk songs assiduously adverb assiduity noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 assiduous — adjective she was assiduous in pointing out every feature Syn: diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, sedulous, attentive, conscientious, punctilious, painstaking, rigorous, particular; persevering See note at busy …

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  • 18 assiduous — [əˈsɪdjʊəs] adj formal someone who is assiduous works very hard and does things carefully …

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  • 19 assiduous — /əˈsɪdʒuəs / (say uh sijoohuhs) adjective 1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. 2. constant in application; attentive; devoted. {Latin assiduus sitting down to} –assiduously, adverb –assiduousness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 assiduous — Synonyms and related words: advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, ardent, attentive, aware, careful, concentrated, conscious, constant, continuing, diligent, dogged, earnest, elaborate, enduring, energetic, faithful, fervent, finical,… …

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