sedulity


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sed·u·lous

 (sĕj′ə-ləs)
adj.
Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous. See Synonyms at diligent.

[From Latin sēdulus, from sēdulō, zealously : , without; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + dolō, ablative of dolus, trickery (probably from Greek dolos, cunning; see del- in Indo-European roots).]

sed′u·lous·ly adv.
sed′u·lous·ness, se·du′li·ty (sĭ-do͞o′lĭ-tē, -dyo͞o′-) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sedulity - the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive
industriousness, diligence, industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
References in classic literature ?
Veal used to compliment Georgy upon it personally, warning him that he was destined for a high station; that it became him to prepare, by sedulity and docility in youth, for the lofty duties to which he would be called in mature age; that obedience in the child was the best preparation for command in the man; and that he therefore begged George would not bring toffee into the school and ruin the health of the Masters Bangles, who had everything they wanted at the elegant and abundant table of Mrs.
We arrived at the opinion that a certain compromise was in place, with the system being formed not only by means of directives from above, but also by the sedulity, either deliberate or unpremeditated, on the part of the individuals, whereby an essential role was played by the distribution and embracement of a specific language, "speaking Bolshevik".
Nor was I spared angry reproach, though I strove to serve my master with sedulity.