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assiduous (adj) diligent; hardworking and careful about detail.

A person who is hardworking, and takes every care to see that nothing is left to chance is assiduous. Assiduous persons go about their work with great care and are prepared for any strain such hard work demands. If, for example, a dictionary is compiled very well, and is useful in every way, its compiler or compilers are certainly assiduous people, who pay great attention to the work on hand. Also, a person desiring to come up in his career, is assiduous to please his bosses, that is, they will be willing to undergo any trouble for the sake of pleasing them.

  • Val's spectacular success in her career is entirely due to the fact that she is the most assiduous member of her team, and never dodges work.
  • Most assiduous people do succeed in life, but not all successful people owe their success to hard work. The careers of some indicate that luck does play a part in their success.
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