[ si-doo-li-tee, -dyoo- ]
/ sɪˈdu lɪ ti, -ˈdyu- /


sedulous quality, application, or activity; diligence.

Origin of sedulity

1535–45; < Latin sēdulitās, equivalent to sēdul(us) sedulous + -itās -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sedulity

  • There is nothing more operative than sedulity and diligence.

    Book of Wise Sayings|W. A. Clouston
  • To the best of their ability the four strove to shield her without her being able to perceive their sedulity.

    The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White

Word Origin and History for sedulity



1540s, from Latin sedulitas "assiduity, application," noun of quality from sedulus (see sedulous).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper