constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive:
an assiduous student.
But despite her allure, her assiduous assault on New York produced no results.
How Desiree Landed Her Gig Sandra McElwaine August 10, 2010
As an intern at The Nation in 1989, he was an amiable and assiduous fact-checker of my copy.
Britain’s New Political Dynasty Norman Birnbaum September 30, 2010
There has been assiduous woo-ing of the political establishment too.
Camilla Will Never Be Queen: Prince Charles Capitulates On Website FAQ Tom Sykes November 11, 2012
His assiduous reporting and his smart, passionate commentary have impressed colleagues and readers alike.
Introducing Beast Books Tina Brown January 21, 2010
But a time came when the lover, monopolised by other cares, perhaps by other intrigues, was no longer so assiduous.
Juliette Drouet’s Love-Letters to Victor Hugo Louis Guimbaud
I think Samoval is becoming too attentive and too assiduous.
The Snare Rafael Sabatini
Possibly he was as assiduous in his duties as modern university athletes in their studies; the neglect was merely comparative.
Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard
She was as pleasant as her husband, and I paid her an assiduous court.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
During his residence here, he was known as an assiduous collector of historical data.
Sixty Years in Southern California 1853-1913 Harris Newmark
Bellon was an assiduous hackney writer and translator of the day.
The Works of Aphra Behn Aphra Behn
hard-working; persevering: an assiduous researcher
undertaken with perseverance and care: assiduous editing
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.
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Contemporary Examples He has assiduously courted key figures in the Republican establishment. Romney Rises Again Mark McKinnon December 15, 2009 He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his […]
constant; unremitting: assiduous reading. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student. Historical Examples By his assiduousness the work was recommenced this same year, and on the 5th of August, 1858, was completed. Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis From the latter assiduousness is reached and, finally, Great […]
n. 1714, “contract between the King of Spain and another power” (especially that made at the Peace of Utrecht, 1713, with Great Britain for furnishing African slaves to the Spanish colonies in the Americas), from Spanish asiento, from asentar “to adjust, settle, establish,” literally “to place on a chair,” from a sentar, from Latin sedens, […]
to give or allocate; allot: to assign rooms at a hotel. to give out or announce as a task: to assign homework. to appoint, as to a post or duty: to assign one to guard duty. to designate; name; specify: to assign a day for a meeting. to ascribe; attribute; bring forward: to assign a […]