Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous. synonym: diligent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Diligent in application or in the pursuit of an object; constant, steady, and persevering; steadily industrious; assiduous.
  • Synonyms See assiduity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous.

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  • adjective Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by care and persistent effort

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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).]

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From Latin sedulus ("diligent")

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  • This word was chosen as Wordnik word of the day.

    November 11, 2009

  • found in Merriam Webster's Dictionary pg 72

    November 15, 2010

  • We all know how hard the man tries

    But, oh, the strange stories he buys!

    While Ernest is sedulous

    He's hopelessly credulous.

    He can't tell the truth from the lies.

    For more on the naive (but very useful) Ernest Bafflewit see cahot, methinks and cinquecento.

    May 10, 2014