assiduity

assiduity

[as-i-doo-i-tee, -dyoo-]
noun, plural assiduities.
1.
constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
2.
assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin assiduitās. See assiduous, -ity

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assiduity (ˌæsɪˈdjuːɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  constant and close application
2.  (often plural) devoted attention

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assiduity
c.1600, from L. assiduatem "continual presence," noun of quality from assiduus (see assiduous).
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