sedulity

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

noun

sedulous quality, application, or activity; diligence.

Nearby words

  1. seductible,
  2. seduction,
  3. seductive,
  4. seductively,
  5. seductress,
  6. sedulous,
  7. sedulously,
  8. sedum,
  9. see,
  10. see a man about a dog

Origin of sedulity

1535–45; < Latin sēdulitās, equivalent to sēdul(us) sedulous + -itās -ity

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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

sedulity

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper