adjective sed·u·lous \ˈse-jə-ləs\

Definition of SEDULOUS

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