Definition of Sedulous

1. Adjective. Marked by care and persistent effort. "Sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles"

Exact synonyms: Assiduous
Similar to: Diligent
Derivative terms: Assiduity, Assiduousness, Sedulity, Sedulousness



Definition of Sedulous

1. a. Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee.

Definition of Sedulous

1. Adjective. Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous. ¹

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Definition of Sedulous

1. diligent [adj] - See also: diligent

Medical Definition of Sedulous

1. Diligent in application or pursuit; constant, steady, and persevering in business, or in endeavors to effect an object; steadily industrious; assiduous; as, the sedulous bee. "What signifies the sound of words in prayer, without the affection of the heart, and a sedulous application of the proper means that may naturally lead us to such an end?" (L'Estrange) Synonym: Assiduous, diligent, industrious, laborious, unremitting, untiring, unwearied, persevering. Sed"ulously, Sed"ulousness. Origin: L. Sedulus, perhaps from sedere to sit, and so akin to E. Sit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sedulous

seducingly
seducings
seducive
seductions
seductive
seductively
seductiveness
seductivenesses
seductor
seductors
seductress
seductresses
sedulities
sedulity
sedulous (current term)
sedulously
sedulousness
sedulousnesses
sedum
sedums
see't
see-saw
see-sawed
see-sawing
see-saws
see-through
see-thru
see a man

Literary usage of Sedulous

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1. A Journal of the Proceedings in Georgia, Beginning October 20, 1737: By by William Stephens (1908)
"... for any to join, whom they could persuade to it; wherein they were very sedulous, whilst I continued fixed in my Resolutions to sollicit none. ..."

2. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"... nor distrust Thy mercies, nor defer my repentance, nor rely upon vain confidences ; but that I may by a constant, sedulous, and timely endeavour, ..."

3. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"Admiral Russel is very sedulous and diligent in visiting Portsmouth, Chattam, and other places where our ships are getting ready, to gett them out with all ..."

4. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"... reports a cure effected by the sedulous use of cod-liver oil internally and externally, continued for three mouths. A vapour bath was applied every ..."

5. English Synonymes: Explained in Alphabetical Order, with Copious Illus. and by George Crabb (1897)
"Worldly things are of such quality as to lessen upon dividing. GROVE. sedulous, DILIGENT, ASSIDUOUS. THE idea of application is expressed by these epithets; ..."

6. English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from by George Crabb (1854)
"The idea of application is expressed by these epi thets, but sedulous is a particular, diligent is a general term : one is sedulous by habite ; one la ..."

7. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"sedulous peculiarly respects the quiet employments of life ; a teacher may be entitled sedulous ; diligent respects the active ..."

8. A Biblical and theological dictionary by Richard Watson (1832)
"they enjoyed in Poland they were sedulous the protection of the ample toleration which in their attempts to imprint tlu>ir tenets upon ..."

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