assiduous[ə sij′o̵̅o̅ əs]
- Assiduous is defined as something that is ongoing.
An example of an assiduous sound is that of cars going by on a highway.
- The definition of assiduous is someone that is diligent and constant.
An example of an animal that is assiduous is a bee.
- done with constant and careful attention
- diligent; persevering
Origin of assiduousClassical Latin assiduus ; from assidere: see assiduity
Origin of assiduousFrom Latin assiduus, from assidēre, to attend to : ad-, ad- + sedēre, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more assiduous, superlative most assiduous)
- Since the 18th century, this term has sometimes carried a connotation of servility.