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Assiduous

Updated: 5 days ago

Pronunciation: [ uh-sij-oo-uhs ]


Definition: adjective

constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; meticulous

Origin: 1530; Latin


Etymology: from Latin assiduus, from assidere ‘be engaged in doing’ (see assess), + -ous


Usage:



Synonyms:

  • diligent

  • exacting

  • indefatigable

  • laborious

  • scrupulous

  • zealous

Antonyms:

  • indifferent

  • lazy

  • lethargic

  • negligent

  • neglectful

Example: In regards to his attendance in class, he was assiduous.

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