Origin of assiduous
Examples from the Web for assiduous
There has been assiduous woo-ing of the political establishment too.Camilla Will Never Be Queen: Prince Charles Capitulates On Website FAQ|Tom Sykes|November 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was an amiable and assiduous fact-checker of my copy.
But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results.
His assiduous reporting and his smart, passionate commentary have impressed colleagues and readers alike.
Fred was assiduous in his cultivation of the force; he called it "accident insurance."Making Money|Owen Johnson
His assiduous host then proceeded to fasten his ankles in a like manner.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
Baden-Powell was as assiduous in his attentions to his men as any knight to his lady.The Story of Baden-Powell|Harold Begbie
So to succeed he was plastic and serviceable to his employers, and assiduous in courting useful friends.Mark Gildersleeve|John S. Sauzade
The scheme they pursued has found an assiduous apologist in their new historian.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Word Origin for assiduous
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.