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sedulous

[ sej-uh-luhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF sedulous

Synonyms for sedulous

  • active
  • busy
  • determined
  • diligent
  • hard-working
  • industrious
  • laborious
  • persevering
  • plugging
  • tireless
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEDULOUS

But if these gallants were sedulous, she was correspondingly indifferent.

But there is nothing young in this sedulous suppression of toil.

She wondered what sort of herbs they were, which the old man was so sedulous to gather.

"Will you kindly leave the room," he said to the sedulous Mary.

He was, however, not often aware of this sedulous espionage.

In this catastrophe her lordly lover was of course the most sedulous of attendants.

Together with the greenbottles, she is sedulous in her attendance on my pans.

Some of them may have been millionaires; others were certainly no more than their sedulous apes.

Never was such a sedulous mistress of languages as Henrietta Ponsonby.

They have been sedulous and invaluable in checking enemy propaganda.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Latin sedulus "attentive, painstaking, diligent, busy, zealous," probably from sedulo (adv.) "sincerely, diligently," from sedolo "without deception or guile," from se- "without, apart" (see secret) + dolo, ablative of dolus "deception, guile," cognate with Greek dolos "ruse, snare." Related: Sedulously; sedulousness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEDULOUS

assiduous

adjectivehard-working

engrossed

adjectivepreoccupied; attentive to
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