- constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
- constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student.
Origin of assiduous
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Examples from the Web for assiduously
Cumberbatch and Hunter have assiduously avoided being identified as celebrity couple until now.Meet the Future Mrs. Benedict Cumberbatch
November 5, 2014
Four UBS traders, including one manager, assiduously worked with other banks to manipulate some LIBORs.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the UBS LIBOR Settlement
December 19, 2012
And like the Zionists, they assiduously and effectively lobbied the nations of the world to support the resolution.1947's Zionists, Today's Palestinians
David N. Myers
December 7, 2012
The 47-year-old Virginian has assiduously created an identity for himself as face of the new Republican guard.11 Politicians to Watch in 2011
Samuel P. Jacobs
January 2, 2011
He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his impoverished district.The Photo That Could Doom the Democrats
March 1, 2010
In the cave he made her a second couch, and tended her assiduously.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Which are the divinities by mortals most assiduously adored?Imogen
Let this portion of the art be especially and assiduously cultivated.The Ladies' Work-Table Book
Several thousand mosquitos are assiduously eating the outpost.
And he was assiduously backing up the claims he had made to his chief.Joan of Arc of the North Woods
- hard-working; perseveringan assiduous researcher
- undertaken with perseverance and careassiduous editing
Word Origin and History for assiduously
1530s, from Latin assiduus "attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant," from assidere "to sit down to," thus "constantly occupied" at one's work; from ad "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of "servility" in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.