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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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