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assiduous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of assiduous

  1. involved in often constant activity the fascinating sight of assiduous ants carrying food into the anthill Synonyms of assiduous active, busy, bustling, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, sedulous, tied-up, workingWords Related to assiduous knee-deep, swamped; animated, astir, buzzing, flourishing, happening, humming, lively, thriving, vibrant; absorbed, concentrating, engrossed, focused (also focussed), immersed, intent, preoccupied; alive, functional, functioning, going, living, operating, operational, operative, running; energetic, vigorous; hardworking; indefatigable, tireless, untiringNear Antonyms of assiduous free; asleep, dormant, latent, lifeless, quiescent, sleepy; inert, passive; dead, dull, slow; inoperative, nonoperatingAntonyms of assiduous idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied

Synonym Discussion of assiduous

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


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