[ US /əˈsɪdwəs/ ]
[ UK /ɐsˈɪdjuːəs/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. marked by care and persistent effort
    her assiduous attempts to learn French
    assiduous research
    sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
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How To Use assiduous In A Sentence

  • We have known a male mierkat so assiduous in feeding young that were quite unrelated to himself, taking to them every morsel of food given him, that we have been compelled to shut him up in a room alone when feeding him, to prevent his starving himself to death: the male mierkat thus exhibiting exactly those psychic qualities which are generally regarded as peculiarly feminine; the females, on the other hand, being far more pugnacious towards each other than are the males. Woman and Labour
  • This was comfortably the highest tally in 22 years of assiduous recording. Times, Sunday Times
  • The beautifully written catalogue based on her own assiduous research was the first of many. Times, Sunday Times
  • Andy Anson, 2018's chief executive, is described as assiduous about keeping the board informed. Football news, match reports and fixtures | guardian.co.uk
  • They moved with a heedlessness and dreamlike courage towards the doom they had so assiduously courted.
  • During her illness her relatives had called assiduously enough, though she would see none of them save us. The Virginians
  • They listened to the news assiduously, however, and channel-hopped from time to time. THE SCAR
  • What surprised many is how assiduously he stuck to the idea once it had become politically counter-productive. THE GUARDSMEN
  • It has been decades since other world leaders have courted a pope so assiduously.
  • I accept that Larry could have been more assiduous in his search.
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