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as·si·du·i·ty

 (ăs′ĭ-do͞o′ĭ-tē, -dyo͞o′-)
n. pl. as·si·du·i·ties
1. Persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort.
2. often assiduities Constant personal attention and often obsequious solicitude.

assiduity

(ˌæsɪˈdjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. constant and close application
2. (often plural) devoted attention

as•si•du•i•ty

(ˌæs ɪˈdu ɪ ti, -ˈdyu-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. constant application or effort; diligence; industry.
2. Often, assiduities. devoted or solicitous attention.
[1595–1605; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.assiduity - great and constant diligence and attentionassiduity - great and constant diligence and attention
industriousness, diligence, industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
intentness, engrossment - the quality of being intent and concentrated; "the intentness of his gaze"
singleness - the quality of concentrating on one central objective; "his singleness of purpose"

assiduity

assiduity

noun
Steady attention and effort, as to one's occupation:
Translations

assiduity

[ˌæsɪˈdjʊɪtɪ] Ndiligencia f

assiduity

assiduity

[ˌæsɪˈdjʊɪtɪ] ndiligenza, assiduità
References in classic literature ?
She would trample on the neck of humility, she would kneel at the feet of disdain; she would meet tenderness with secret contempt, indifference she would woo with ceaseless assiduities.
Elinor saw, and pitied her for, the neglect of abilities which education might have rendered so respectable; but she saw, with less tenderness of feeling, the thorough want of delicacy, of rectitude, and integrity of mind, which her attentions, her assiduities, her flatteries at the Park betrayed; and she could have no lasting satisfaction in the company of a person who joined insincerity with ignorance; whose want of instruction prevented their meeting in conversation on terms of equality, and whose conduct toward others made every shew of attention and deference towards herself perfectly valueless.
As Charlotte frees Elizabeth from the distasteful assiduities of Mr.