assiduity

noun
as·​si·​du·​i·​ty | \ ˌa-sə-ˈdü-ə-tē How to pronounce assiduity (audio) , -ˈdyü- \
plural assiduities

Definition of assiduity

1 : the quality or state of being assiduous : diligence
2 : persistent personal attention usually used in plural

Examples of assiduity in a Sentence

this project has been successful only through the assiduity of a lot of people
Recent Examples on the Web Lee is hardly the first biographer to be wooed by the allure of her subject; to risk being squashed by the weight of her research; or to concede that, despite her assiduity, much will elude her grasp. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of assiduity

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Assiduity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assiduity. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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