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sedulous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite marked by care and persistent effort
    assiduous.
    • her assiduous attempts to learn French
    • assiduous research
    • sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
WordNet

Sed"u*lous adjective
Etymology
L. sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to E. sit.
Definitions
  1. Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.
    What signifies the sound of words in prayer, without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end? L'Estrange.
    Syn. -- Assiduous; diligent; industrious; laborious; unremitting; untiring; unwearied; persevering. -- Sed"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Sed"u*lous*ness, n.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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