adjective satellite marked by care and persistent effort
- her assiduous attempts to learn French
- assiduous research
- sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
, perhaps from sedere
to sit, and so akin to E. sit
- 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?
Syn. -- Assiduous; diligent; industrious; laborious; unremitting; untiring; unwearied; persevering.
-- Sed"u*lous*ly, adv. -- Sed"u*lous*ness, n.
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