Definition of sedulous in English:

sedulous

adjective

  • (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.

    ‘he watched himself with the most sedulous care’
    • ‘The Kirk's most senior staff, such as its principal clerk and its general treasurer (both of them sedulous and diligent men) have no control over these boards and departments.’
    • ‘Certainly, no one should think about playing the sedulous ape to him.’
    • ‘There are no tasks which require the conscientious and painstaking effort of sedulous monographers.’
    • ‘He was the most sedulous flycatcher in American history, and by long odds the most successful.’
    diligent, careful, meticulous, thorough, assiduous, attentive, industrious, laborious, hard-working, conscientious, ultra-careful, punctilious, scrupulous, painstaking, searching, close, elaborate, minute, studious, rigorous, particular
    religious, strict
    pedantic, fussy
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin sedulus zealous + -ous.

Pronunciation:

sedulous

/ˈsɛdjʊləs/