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assiduously

Definition:

with care and persistence

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Derived from:

assiduous

Comparative:

more assiduously

Superlative:

most assiduously

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

she worked assiduously on the senior thesis

Etymology:

from Latin assiduus sitting down to (something), from assidēre to sit beside,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Diligence

steadfast application, assiduousness and industry--the virtue of hard work. It's one of the seven heavenly virtues. Diligent behaviour is indicative of a work ethic -- a belief that work is good in itself. Diligence in students is correlated with... (39 of 473 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

assiduously | assiduous | hard-working [synonym, sense-specific] | persevering [synonym, sense-specific]

[formal] with perseverance and care | hard-working; persevering | undertaken with perseverance and care (12 of 474 words, 3 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assiduously

Oxford Dictionary:

assiduous | assiduously [derived] | assiduousness [derived]

showing great care and perseverance (5 of 57 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/assiduous

American Heritage Dictionary:

assiduous | assiduously [adverb, related] | assiduousness [noun, related]

Constant in application or attention; diligent | Unceasing; persistent (8 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assiduous

Cambridge Dictionary:

assiduous [formal] | assiduously [adverb, derived] | assiduousness [noun, derived]

showing hard work, care and attention to detail (8 of 42 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assiduous

Macmillan British Dictionary:

assiduous [formal] | assiduity [noun, uncountable, related] | assiduously [adverb, related]

hard-working and thorough (3 of 32 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/assiduous

New World Dictionary:

assiduous | assiduously [adverb, related] | assiduousness [noun, related]

done with constant and careful attention | diligent; persevering (8 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/assiduous

Wiktionary:

assiduously

In an assiduous manner. (4 of 10 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assiduously

Merriam-Webster:

assiduous | active [synonym] | busy [synonym] | bustling [synonym] | diligent [synonym] | employed [synonym] | engaged [synonym] | hopping [synonym] | industrious [synonym] | ...

marked by careful unremitting attention or persistent application (8 of 146 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/assiduous

Random House Dictionary:

assiduous

constant; unremitting. | constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive. (15 of 27 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/assiduous

Encarta Dictionary:

assiduous

showing persistent and hard-working effort in doing something (8 of 42 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861587270​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

assiduously | assiduous

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin assiduus sitting down to (something), from assidēre to sit beside, from sedēre to sit

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/assiduously

Wiktionary:

assiduously

Origin: assiduous + -ly

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assiduously

assiduous

Origin: Latin assiduus, from assidere ("to sit down to"), from ad- ("to") + sedere ("to sit").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/assiduous

-ly

Origin: Middle English -ly, -li, -lich, from Old English -līċ, from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz ("having ... | Old English -līċe. (17 of 42 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ly

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

assiduous [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "assiduously"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "assiduously"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/assiduous

the Free Dictionary:

assiduously

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "assiduously"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "assiduously"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/assiduously

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