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Sedulous

[SEH-jəl-əs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, mid 16th century

1.

(Of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.

Examples of Sedulous in a sentence

"Marnie’s sedulous nature was a good fit for medical research."

"Because Jeremy is sedulous, he caught the mistake right away."

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About Sedulous

This word stems from the Latin “sedulus,” meaning “zealous.”

Did you Know?

Even though the word “sedulous” offers a positive connotation of widely cherished values in society, it’s not a commonly used word. Words like “diligent” are used much more frequently to describe hardworking, dedicated individuals.

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