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[stoo-dee-uh s, styoo-] /ˈstu di əs, ˈstyu-/
disposed or given to diligent study:
a studious boy.
concerned with, characterized by, or pertaining to study:
studious tastes.
zealous, assiduous, or painstaking:
studious care.
carefully planned or maintained; studied:
a studious program to maintain peace.
devoted to or favorable for study.
Origin of studious
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin studiōsus, equivalent to studi(um) (see study) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
studiously, adverb
studiousness, noun
nonstudious, adjective
nonstudiously, adverb
nonstudiousness, noun
overstudious, adjective
overstudiously, adverb
overstudiousness, noun
prestudious, adjective
prestudiously, adverb
prestudiousness, noun
pseudostudious, adjective
pseudostudiously, adverb
quasi-studious, adjective
quasi-studiously, adverb
unstudious, adjective
unstudiously, adverb
unstudiousness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for studiously
  • Since then he has studiously avoided long-term entanglements.
  • The minimalism extended to the almost studiously colorless wardrobe.
  • Leaning against the storefront with an iced coffee, he lighted a cigarette, looking studiously nonchalant.
  • studiously they measure and graph the contours of each layer.
  • Appellant was studiously avoiding answering in any way that was close to that about which the judge had admonished him.
  • There's no sense of him mugging for the camera, or even studiously avoiding it.
  • He was not studiously inclined, but did well enough in school to get by.
  • Certain exposures were studiously avoided as objects of study.
  • On tho contrary, it has boon studiously careful to conduct its work along purely educational and nonpartisan linos.
  • Every movement in connection with tile matter was studiously clouded in that direction.
British Dictionary definitions for studiously


given to study
of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
showing deliberation, care, or precision
Derived Forms
studiously, adverb
studiousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin studiōsus devoted to, from studium assiduity
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Word Origin and History for studiously



mid-14c. (implied in studiously), from Latin studiosus, from studium (see study). Related: Studiousness.

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