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Daemon
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sedulous

(adjective) Persevering and constant in effort or application.

Synonyms: assiduous

Usage: Her sedulous efforts to learn French eventually enabled her to become almost fluent.
walirlan
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1: marked by or accomplished with care and perseverance

<his products had … the mark of a sedulous craftsmanship — H. E. Clurman>
<the sedulous evasion of racial issues — Oscar Handlin>

2: diligent in application or pursuit : persevering in endeavors to effect an object : steadily industrious

<the notes of the great man are gathered together by a sedulous devotee — Irwin Edman>

Origin of SEDULOUS

Latin sedulus diligent, from sedulo sincerely, on purpose, diligently, from se without + dolus guile, fraud, deceit — more at idiot, tale

First Known Use: 1540 (sense 1)

Related to SEDULOUS

Synonyms:

active, assiduous, bustling, diligent, employed, engaged, hopping, industrious, laborious, occupied, busy, tied-up, working

Antonyms:

idle, inactive, unbusy, unemployed, unoccupied

Related Words:

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, untiring

Near Antonyms:

free; asleep, dormant, latent, lifeless, quiescent, sleepy; inert, passive; dead, dull, slow; inoperative, nonoperating
Peter Williams
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A sedulous advanced member obviously
striker
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my assiduous natural help me conplete the whole el camino del la santigo
Omar Mariani
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SEDULOUS
Pronunciación: /ˈsɛdjʊləs

ADJECTIVE
showing diligence, involving dedication, accomplishing sth with careful perseverance

Origin
from Latin sedulus (zealous) + -ous, sedulus (diligent)
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WORD FAMILY

Sedulity
NOUN

Sedulously
ADVERB

Sedulousness
NOUN

SYNONYMS

careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous, attentive, laborious, hard-working, conscientious, punctilious, painstaking, elaborate, minute, rigorous, particular; pedantic, fussy

ANTONYM nonchalant
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EXAMPLES

If you make repeated and sedulous attempts to fix a leaky pipe and it only makes things worse, it might be time to go online and find the number of a plumber.
Robert Imgrat
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 5:40:09 PM

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But she truly had enjoyed the time of her busy activity in different fields. Some of those moments were not fruitless at all. Long nights with, without any brain activity could make her friends to her enemies. And she is still enjoying her dancing on the floor. Because she sleeps later on so good.
Irma Crespo
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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS.- Sedulous.- 623. PERSEVERANCE Nouns 1.perseverance, persistence or persistency, insistence or insistency, singleness of purpose; resolution 622; steadfastness, steadiness, constancy, continuance; endurance,vstick-to-itiveness [coll.], staying power, stay [chiefly coll.]; pertinacity, pertinaciousness, tenacity, tenaciousness, doggedness, relentlessness, dogged, perseverance, bulldog tenacity; diligencee, application, sedulousness, assiduousness, assiduity; indefatigability, tirelessness, patience, patience of Job. 705. ACTIVITY Adjs. 21. industrious, assiduous, diligent, sedulous, zealous; energetic, strenous, hard, laborious, hardworking, never iddle; sleepless, unsleepling, indefatigable. The sedulous falling drops at last will wear the stone.
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