[ sej-uh-luhs ]
/ ˈsɛdʒ ə ləs /
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diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous.
persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery.
OTHER WORDS FOR sedulous
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Origin of sedulous
OTHER WORDS FROM sedulous
sed·u·lous·ly, adverbsed·u·lous·ness, nounun·sed·u·lous, adjectiveun·sed·u·lous·ly, adverb
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How to use sedulous in a sentence
The embarrassment and regret he feels are the cause of his holding himself so sedulously aloof all day.
His name was not mentioned, his property left untouched, all reference to him was sedulously avoided.The Myths of the New World|Daniel G. Brinton
He looked toward Wobanguli, but that chieftain sedulously avoided his glance and seemed satisfied to let matters drift.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
He had an extensive acquaintance with literati and politicians, which he sedulously cultivated.
Always conscious of his deformity, and terribly afraid of becoming corpulent, he was sedulously careful of his person and dress.
British Dictionary definitions for sedulous
/ (ˈsɛdjʊləs) /
constant or persistent in use or attention; assiduous; diligent
Derived forms of seduloussedulity (sɪˈdjuːlɪtɪ) or sedulousness, nounsedulously, adverb
Word Origin for sedulous
C16: from Latin sēdulus, of uncertain origin
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