assiduity


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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 ?
He had the double disadvantage of a mother's assiduity and a father's neglect.
The opponents of the plan proposed have, with great assiduity, cited and circulated the observations of Montesquieu on the necessity of a contracted territory for a republican government.
He fancied no hand so worthy to hold fabrics of such exquisite fineness as that of Mademoiselle Adrienne, and it was through his assiduity that I had the honor of being first placed within the gentle pressure of her beautiful little fingers.
All this while, the labors at the infant settlement went on with unremitting assiduity, and, by the 26th of September, a commodious mansion, spacious enough to accommodate all hands, was completed.
Most of the hay was cut, but the last week had been very unfavourable; and now that fine weather was come at last, being determined to make the most of it, I had gathered all hands together into the hay-field, and was working away myself, in the midst of them, in my shirt-sleeves, with a light, shady straw hat on my head, catching up armfuls of moist, reeking grass, and shaking it out to the four winds of heaven, at the head of a goodly file of servants and hirelings - intending so to labour, from morning till night, with as much zeal and assiduity as I could look for from any of them, as well to prosper the work by my own exertion as to animate the workers by my example - when lo
And with his close assiduity, his conscientious devotion to his work, he's strained to the utmost; and there's some outside burden weighing on him, and not a light one," concluded the doctor, raising his eyebrows significantly.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
Through me they engaged or dismissed their servants; through my hands passed the accounts and returns of what was sown and reaped; the oil-mills, the wine-presses, the count of the flocks and herds, the beehives, all in short that a rich farmer like my father has or can have, I had under my care, and I acted as steward and mistress with an assiduity on my part and satisfaction on theirs that I cannot well describe to you.
Be firm, Herbert," I would retort, plying my own pen with great assiduity.
Clara by their sudden assiduity in making calls, dropping in to dinner, and getting up evening frolics.
The painter was therefore set to work; and as he wrought with assiduity and expedition, in less than four days the whole was completed.
And here he prepared himself for public life, into which he was to be introduced by the patronage of his grandfather, Lord Binkie, by studying the ancient and modern orators with great assiduity, and by speaking unceasingly at the debating societies.