1. [syn: assiduity, assiduousness, concentration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assiduity \As`si*du"i*ty\, n.; pl. Assiduities. [L.
assiduitas: cf. F. assiduite. See Assiduous.]
1. Constant or close application or attention, particularly
to some business or enterprise; diligence.
I have, with much pains and assiduity, qualified
myself for a nomenclator. --Addison.
2. Studied and persevering attention to a person; -- usually
in the plural.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: great and constant diligence and attention [syn:
assiduity, assiduousness, concentration]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
88 Moby Thesaurus words for "assiduity":
advertence, advertency, alertness, application, ardor,
assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness,
bulldog tenacity, care, concentration, consciousness,
consideration, constancy, diligence, dogged perseverance,
doggedness, ear, earnestness, endurance, energeticalness, energy,
engrossment, fervor, fidelity, heed, heedfulness, indefatigability,
industriousness, industry, insistence, insistency, intentiveness,
intentness, laboriousness, loyalty, mindfulness, note, notice,
observance, observation, obstinacy, pains, painstaking,
painstakingness, patience, patience of Job, permanence,
perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness,
pertinacity, plodding, plugging, preoccupation, regard,
regardfulness, relentlessness, remark, resolution, respect,
sedulity, sedulousness, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose,
slogging, stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness,
steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, strenuousness, stubbornness,
tenaciousness, tenacity, thoroughgoingness, thoroughness, thought,
tirelessness, unremittingness, unsparingness, unswerving attention,