- diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
- persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery.
Origin of sedulous
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Related Words for sedulouslybusily, energetically, laboriously, steadily, vigorously, actively, assiduously, sedulously
Examples from the Web for sedulously
Historical Examples of sedulously
In June the florist's shop is a poor place, sedulously to be shunned.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He should sedulously seek to bring his sheep to a high degree of perfection in every respect.
His great black periwig was as sedulously curled as any at Whitehall.Captain Blood
This captain, for reasons which it is unnecessary to detail, I most sedulously avoided.The Shame of Motley
There was also another secret which she and Tom sedulously guarded.Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer
Jessie Graham Flower
- constant or persistent in use or attention; assiduous; diligent
Word Origin for sedulous
1530s, from Latin sedulus "attentive, painstaking, diligent, busy, zealous," probably from sedulo (adv.) "sincerely, diligently," from sedolo "without deception or guile," from se- "without, apart" (see secret) + dolo, ablative of dolus "deception, guile," cognate with Greek dolos "ruse, snare." Related: Sedulously; sedulousness.