1. marked by care and persistent effort;
- Example: "her assiduous attempts to learn French"
- Example: "assiduous research"
- Example: "sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"
[syn: assiduous, sedulous]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Assiduous \As*sid"u*ous\, a. [L. assiduus, fr. assid?re to sit near or close; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See Sit.] 1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting. [1913 Webster] She grows more assiduous in her attendance. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor. [1913 Webster] To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Diligent; attentive; sedulous; unwearied; unintermitted; persevering; laborious; indefatigable. [1913 Webster] As*sid"u*ous*ly, adv. -- As*sid"u*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "assiduous": advertent, agog, alert, all ears, all eyes, ardent, attentive, aware, careful, concentrated, conscious, constant, continuing, diligent, dogged, earnest, elaborate, enduring, energetic, faithful, fervent, finical, finicking, finicky, hard, hardworking, heedful, immutable, inalterable, indefatigable, indomitable, industrious, insistent, intense, intent, intentive, invincible, laborious, lasting, loyal, meticulous, mindful, never idle, never-tiring, nice, niggling, observant, observing, obstinate, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed, openmouthed, operose, painstaking, patient, patient as Job, permanent, perseverant, persevering, persistent, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, rapt, regardful, relentless, resolute, sedulous, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, stable, steadfast, steady, strenuous, stubborn, tenacious, thorough, thoroughgoing, tireless, unabating, unconquerable, undaunted, undiscouraged, undrooping, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unsleeping, unsparing, unswerving, untiring, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, utterly attentive, vehement, watchful, weariless, zealous