Assiduous As*sid"u*ous, a. [L. assiduus, fr. assid?re to sit near or close; ad + sed[=e]re to sit. See {Sit}.] 1. Constant in application or attention; devoted; attentive; unremitting. [1913 Webster]

She grows more assiduous in her attendance. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Performed with constant diligence or attention; unremitting; persistent; as, assiduous labor. [1913 Webster]

To weary him with my assiduous cries. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Diligent; attentive; sedulous; unwearied; unintermitted; persevering; laborious; indefatigable. [1913 Webster] {As*sid"u*ous*ly}, adv. -- {As*sid"u*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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