sedulous


sed·u·lous

adjective \ˈse-jə-ləs\

Definition of SEDULOUS

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

Rhymes with SEDULOUS

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