- constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
- assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.
Origin of assiduity
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Examples from the Web for assiduity
They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power.The Heroine of the New Deal
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His tutors always praised him for his assiduity and the trouble he took.The Imaginary Invalid
Moreover, it is the one mankind, if it could, would cultivate with the most assiduity.
But I am more obliged to you for your kindness and assiduity, than I am to him only for thinking of it.Imogen
Mademoiselle Heinzleman's great test of all goodness was assiduity.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
Margarita had contrived to gain my interest by the assiduity of her attentions.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- constant and close application
- (often plural) devoted attention
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Word Origin and History for assiduity
early 15c., from Latin assiduatem "continual presence," noun of quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).
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