assiduity [as-i-doo-i-tee, -dyoo-] ExamplesWord Originnoun, plural as·si·du·i·ties.
- constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry.
- assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions.
Origin of assiduity From the Latin word assiduitās, dating back to 1595–1605. See assiduous, -ity Related Words for assiduity attentiveness, attention, effort, industry, industriousness, doggedness, concentration, assiduousness, persistence, care Examples from the Web for assiduity Contemporary Examples of assiduity
They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power.
March 3, 2009
Historical Examples of assiduity
His tutors always praised him for his assiduity and the trouble he took.
Moreover, it is the one mankind, if it could, would cultivate with the most assiduity.
But I am more obliged to you for your kindness and assiduity, than I am to him only for thinking of it.
Mademoiselle Heinzleman’s great test of all goodness was assiduity.
Charles James Lever
Margarita had contrived to gain my interest by the assiduity of her attentions.
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for assiduity assiduity noun plural -ties
- constant and close application
- (often plural) devoted attention
Word Origin and History for assiduity n.
early 15c., from Latin assiduatem “continual presence,” noun of quality from past participle stem of assiduus (see assiduous).