assiduousness

[ uh-sij-oo-uhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF assiduousness
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From the latter Assiduousness is reached and, finally, Great Services.

By his assiduousness the work was recommenced this same year, and on the 5th of August, 1858, was completed.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin assiduus "attending; continually present, incessant; busy; constant," from assidere "to sit down to," thus "constantly occupied" at one's work; from ad "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). The word acquired a taint of "servility" in 18c. Related: Assiduously; assiduousness.

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