Sedulous meaning

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The definition of sedulous is someone who is diligent, hard working and persistent.

An example of a person who might be described as sedulous about his health is someone who continually and carefully monitors what he eats and how much he exercises.

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Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous.
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Working hard and steadily; diligent.
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Constant; persistent.

Sedulous attention to the task.

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Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous.

2001 Pollan, Michael, The Botany of Desire, Random House, New York, page 135.

With the right equipment, an indoor grower could create a utopia for his plants, an artificial habitat more perfect than any in nature, [...]. These sedulous attentions would be wasted on male plants, which are worse than useless in sinsemilla production.

2010 Paul Routledge, Daily Mirror, 9 March 2010 .

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Origin of sedulous

  • From Latin sēdulus from sēdulō zealously without s(w)e- in Indo-European roots dolō ablative of dolus trickery (probably from Greek dolos cunning del-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sedulus (“diligent")

    From Wiktionary