sedulous

[ sej-uh-luhs ]
/ ˈsɛdʒ ə ləs /

adjective

diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery.

Origin of sedulous

1530–40; < Latin sēdulus, adj. derivative of the phrase sē dolō diligently, literally, without guile; replacing sedulious (see sedulity, -ous)

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sedulous

/ (ˈsɛdjʊləs) /

adjective

constant or persistent in use or attention; assiduous; diligent

Derived Forms

sedulity (sɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ) or sedulousness, nounsedulously, adverb

Word Origin for sedulous

C16: from Latin sēdulus, of uncertain origin
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