Sedulous Sed"u*lous (?; 135), a. [L. sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to E. sit.] Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee. [1913 Webster]

What signifies the sound of words in prayer, without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end? --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Assiduous; diligent; industrious; laborious; unremitting; untiring; unwearied; persevering. [1913 Webster] -- {Sed"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Sed"u*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • sedulous — (adj.) 1530s, from L. sedulus attentive, painstaking, probably from sedulo (adv.) sincerely, diligently, from sedolo without deception or guile, from se without, apart (see SECRET (Cf. secret)) + dolo, ablative of dolus deception, guile, cognate… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sedulous — assiduous, diligent, industrious, *busy Analogous words: persevering, persistent (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): untiring, unwearied, *indefatigable, tireless …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • sedulous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ showing dedication and diligence. DERIVATIVES sedulity noun sedulously adverb sedulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin sedulus zealous …   English terms dictionary

  • sedulous — adjective Etymology: Latin sedulus, from sedulo sincerely, diligently, from sed , se without + dolus guile more at suicide Date: 1540 1. involving or accomplished with careful perseverance < sedulous craftsmanship > 2. diligent in application or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sedulous — sedulously, adv. sedulousness, n. /sej euh leuhs/, adj. 1. diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous. 2. persistently or carefully maintained: sedulous flattery. [1530 40; < L sedulus, adj. deriv. of the phrase se dolo… …   Universalium

  • sedulous — adjective Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous. , the sedulous bee See Also: sedulously, sedulity …   Wiktionary

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