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sedulous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of sedulous

  1. involved in often constant activity an impressively sedulous suitor, he was constantly sending her flowers and other tokens of his affection Synonyms of sedulous active, assiduous, bustling, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, busy, tied-up, workingWords Related to sedulous 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 sedulous free; asleep, dormant, latent, lifeless, quiescent, sleepy; inert, passive; dead, dull, slow; inoperative, nonoperatingAntonyms of sedulous idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied

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


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