from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Constant in application or attention; diligent: an assiduous worker who strove for perfection. See Synonyms at busy.
- adj. Unceasing; persistent: assiduous research.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Hard-working, diligent or regular (in attendance or work); industrious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting.
- adj. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Constant in application; attentive; devoted: as, a person assiduous in his occupation; an assiduous physician or nurse.
- Constant; unremitting: applied to actions.
- Synonyms Sedulous, diligent, active, busy, constant, patient, persevering, laborious, unceasing, indefatigable, untiring. See assiduity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by care and persistent effort
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Andy Anson, 2018's chief executive, is described as assiduous about keeping the board informed.
Meanwhile the hottest debate in the local party is about the use of the word "assiduous" on our election leaflets.
a certain number of persons who are called assiduous, exact, fulfilling their strict duty most rigorously, or, what comes to the same thing, for ever in their shops, and carrying on their trade from morning until night, and doing nothing else in the world.
The company is "assiduous" about hiring people who conform to the law, Ross said.
In October 2005, my man at Scotland Yard told me in how Sir Ian, even after Sir Gus O'Donnell, the cabinet secretary, warned leading civil servants not to regard their memoirs as an intrinsic part of their gold-plated redundancy packages, had been "assiduous" about keeping a diary.
You have heard from your most talented wordsmiths, best raconteurs, and most assiduous participants.
Janet is neither "the most assiduous student ... nor the most naturally gifted" (p. 121).
And when he is joined by Russell Barr as a Boswell who is a mixture of close companion, whipping-boy and assiduous note-taker, you feel you are eavesdropping on one of the great double-acts in literary history.
In the Beeb Adrian Chiles has earnt many brownie points from Aunty with his exposing of a private remark of dubious taste; his assiduous a***-licking will doubtless much improve his career.