assiduity early 15c., from L. assiduatem "continual presence," noun of quality from pp. stem of assiduus (see ASSIDUOUS (Cf. assiduous)).

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  • Assiduity — As si*du i*ty, n.; pl. {Assiduities}. [L. assiduitas: cf. F. assiduite. See {Assiduous}.] 1. Constant or close application or attention, particularly to some business or enterprise; diligence. [1913 Webster] I have, with much pains and assiduity …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • assiduity — index diligence (perseverance), effort, endeavor, industry (activity), interest (concern) …   Law dictionary

  • assiduity — ► NOUN (pl. assiduities) ▪ constant or close attention to what one is doing …   English terms dictionary

  • assiduity — [as΄ə dyo͞o′ə tē, as΄ədo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. assiduities [L assiduitas, constant presence < assidere, to assist: see ASSESS] 1. the quality or condition of being assiduous; diligence 2. [also pl.] constant personal attention …   English World dictionary

  • assiduity — noun (plural ities) Date: 1596 1. the quality or state of being assiduous ; diligence 2. persistent personal attention usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • assiduity — /as i dooh i tee, dyooh /, n., pl. assiduities. 1. constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry. 2. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions. [1595 1605; < L assiduitas. See ASSIDUOUS, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • assiduity — noun Great and persistent toil or effort …   Wiktionary

  • assiduity — Synonyms and related words: advertence, advertency, alertness, application, ardor, assiduousness, attention, attention span, attentiveness, awareness, bulldog tenacity, care, concentration, consciousness, consideration, constancy, diligence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • assiduity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Steady attention and effort, as to one s occupation: application, assiduousness, diligence, industriousness, industry, sedulousness. See INDUSTRIOUS …   English dictionary for students

  • assiduity — as·si·du·i·ty || ‚æsɪ djuːətɪ n. diligence, persistence, perseverance …   English contemporary dictionary

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