Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Definitions for assiduous
- Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive.
- Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, "assiduous labor."
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Citations for assiduous
I can scarcely find time to write you even a Love Letter, Samuel Adams, an assiduous committeeman, wrote his wife in early 1776.
But he was assiduous in visiting the sick and the poor, however remote their farms and cottages.
Origin of assiduous
Assiduous is from Latin assiduus, "constantly sitting near; hence diligent, persistent," from assidere, "to attend to," from ad-, "towards, to" + sedere, "to sit."