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sedulous

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adjective sed·u·lous \ˈse-jə-ləs\

Definition of sedulous

  1. 1 :  involving or accomplished with careful perseverance <sedulous craftsmanship>

  2. 2 :  diligent in application or pursuit <a sedulous student>

sed·u·lous·ly adverb
sed·u·lous·ness noun


Examples of sedulous

  1. <an impressively sedulous suitor, he was constantly sending her flowers and other tokens of his affection>



Origin of sedulous

Latin sedulus, from sedulo sincerely, diligently, from sed-, se without + dolus guile — more at suicide


First Known Use: 1540

Synonym Discussion of sedulous

busy, industrious, diligent, assiduous, sedulous mean actively engaged or occupied. busy chiefly stresses activity as opposed to idleness or leisure <too busy to spend time with the children>. industrious implies characteristic or habitual devotion to work <industrious employees>. diligent suggests earnest application to some specific object or pursuit <very diligent in her pursuit of a degree>. assiduous stresses careful and unremitting application <assiduous practice>. sedulous implies painstaking and persevering application <a sedulous investigation of the murder>.

Rhymes with sedulous



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