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(adjective) Persevering and constant in effort or application.

Synonyms: assiduous

Usage: Her sedulous efforts to learn French eventually enabled her to become almost fluent.
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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


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


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
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 7:34:37 AM

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A sedulous advanced member obviously
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 11:46:42 AM
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my assiduous natural help me conplete the whole el camino del la santigo
Omar Mariani
Posted: Sunday, January 4, 2015 1:59:18 PM

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Pronunciación: /ˈsɛdjʊləs

showing diligence, involving dedication, accomplishing sth with careful perseverance

from Latin sedulus (zealous) + -ous, sedulus (diligent)






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

ANTONYM nonchalant


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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