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sedulous

sed·u·lous

sedulous

 
 
pronunciation:
se j ls
part of speech: adjective
definition: steady and persistent in an action or duty; diligent.
The task was daunting, but the sedulous researchers eventually found what they were looking for.
similar words:
assiduous, diligent, laborious
derivations: sedulously (adv.), sedulousness (n.)