assiduity

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 assiduity — index diligence (perseverance), effort, endeavor, industry (activity), interest (concern) …

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  • 3 assiduity — early 15c., from L. assiduatem continual presence, noun of quality from pp. stem of assiduus (see ASSIDUOUS (Cf. assiduous)) …

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

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  • 5 assiduity — [as΄ə dyo͞o′ə tē, as΄ədo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. assiduities [L assiduitas, constant presence < assidere, to assist: see ASSESS] 1. the quality or condition of being assiduous; diligence 2. [also pl.] constant personal attention …

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  • 6 assiduity — noun (plural ities) Date: 1596 1. the quality or state of being assiduous ; diligence 2. persistent personal attention usually used in plural …

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 assiduity — noun Great and persistent toil or effort …

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  • 9 assiduity — Synonyms and related words: advertence, advertency, alertness, application, ardor, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, bulldog tenacity, care, concentration, consciousness, consideration, constancy, diligence,… …

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  • 10 assiduity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Steady attention and effort, as to one s occupation: application, assiduousness, diligence, industriousness, industry, sedulousness. See INDUSTRIOUS …

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  • 11 assiduity — as·si·du·i·ty || ‚æsɪ djuːətɪ n. diligence, persistence, perseverance …

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  • 12 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) …

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  • 13 assiduity — n. Industry, diligence, assiduousness, sedulousness, activity, perseverance, persistence, patience, devotedness, devotion, care, carefulness, close application …

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  • 14 assiduity — n 1. assiduousness, application, diligence, industry, exertion, labor; constancy, devotion, devotedness; care, pains, carefulness, attention, sedulity, sedulousness; tirelessness, indefatigability, perseverance, endurance, persistence, patience,… …

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  • 15 assiduity — as·si·du·i·ty …

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  • 16 assiduity — See: assiduous …

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  • 17 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 …

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

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  • 19 assiduity —   n. unremitting care; unflagging or obsequious attention.    ♦ assiduous, a …

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  • 20 assiduity — n. (pl. ies) 1 constant or close attention to what one is doing. 2 (usu. in pl.) constant attentions to another person. Etymology: L assiduitas (as ASSIDUOUS, ITY) …

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