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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: asiduus, from assidere; ASSESS

assiduous

adjective
     
as‧sid‧u‧ous formal
very careful to make sure that something is done properly or completely [= meticulous]
assiduous in
He was assiduous in his attendance at church.
assiduously adverb:
Even young children worked assiduously for a reward.
assiduity noun [uncountable]

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