Assiduities
Assiduity As`si*du"i*ty, n.; pl. {Assiduities}. [L. assiduitas: cf. F. assiduite. See {Assiduous}.] 1. Constant or close application or attention, particularly to some business or enterprise; diligence. [1913 Webster]

I have, with much pains and assiduity, qualified myself for a nomenclator. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Studied and persevering attention to a person; -- usually in the plural. [1913 Webster]


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  • assiduities — as·si·du·i·ty || ‚æsɪ djuːətɪ n. diligence, persistence, perseverance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • assiduities — archaic or literary constant attentions to someone. → assiduity …   English new terms dictionary

  • assiduity — /as i dooh i tee, dyooh /, n., pl. assiduities. 1. constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry. 2. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions. [1595 1605; < L assiduitas. See ASSIDUOUS, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • assiduity — [ˌasɪ dju:ɪti] noun (plural assiduities) constant or close attention to what one is doing. ↘(assiduities) archaic or literary constant attentions to someone. Origin ME: from L. assiduitas, from assiduus (see assiduous) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Assiduity — As si*du i*ty, n.; pl. {Assiduities}. [L. assiduitas: cf. F. assiduite. See {Assiduous}.] 1. Constant or close application or attention, particularly to some business or enterprise; diligence. [1913 Webster] I have, with much pains and assiduity …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assiduity — n 1. assiduousness, application, diligence, industry, exertion, labor; constancy, devotion, devotedness; care, pains, carefulness, attention, sedulity, sedulousness; tirelessness, indefatigability, perseverance, endurance, persistence, patience,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • assiduity — as•si•du•i•ty [[t]ˌæs ɪˈdu ɪ ti, ˈdyu [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) constant application or effort; diligence; industry 2) Often, assiduities. devoted or solicitous attention • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • assiduity — /æsɪˈdjuəti/ (say asi dyoohuhtee), /əˈsɪdjuəti/ (say uh sidyoohuhtee) noun (plural assiduities) 1. constant or close application; diligence. 2. (plural) devoted or solicitous attentions …   Australian English dictionary

  • attention — [n1] concentration absorption, application, assiduity, consideration, contemplation, debate, deliberation, diligence, engrossment, heed, heedfulness, immersion, industry, intentness, mind, scrutiny, study, thinking, thought, thoughtfulness;… …   New thesaurus

  • assiduity — ► NOUN (pl. assiduities) ▪ constant or close attention to what one is doing …   English terms dictionary

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