assiduity

[ as-i-doo-i-tee, -dyoo- ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdu ɪ ti, -ˈdyu- /

noun, plural as·si·du·i·ties.

constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.

Nearby words

  1. asshole,
  2. asshur,
  3. assibilate,
  4. assidean,
  5. assideans,
  6. assiduous,
  7. assiento,
  8. assign,
  9. assignable,
  10. assignat

Origin of assiduity

From the Latin word assiduitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See assiduous, -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for assiduity

assiduity

/ (ˌæsɪˈdjuːɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

constant and close application
(often plural) devoted attention
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Word Origin and History for assiduity

assiduity

n.

early 15c., from Latin assiduatem "continual presence," noun of quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).

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