well studied

studied

[stuhd-eed]
adjective
1.
marked by or suggestive of conscious effort; not spontaneous or natural; affected: studied simplicity.
2.
carefully deliberated: a studied approval.

Origin:
1520–30; study + -ed2

studiedly, adverb
studiedness, noun
nonstudied, adjective
well-studied, adjective


1. deliberate. 1, 2. considered.


1, 2. See elaborate.
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studied (ˈstʌdɪd)
 
adj
1.  carefully practised, designed, or premeditated: a studied reply
2.  an archaic word for learned
 
'studiedly
 
adv
 
'studiedness
 
n

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study
early 12c., from O.Fr. estudier "to study" (Fr. étude), from M.L. studiare, from L. studium "study, application," originally "eagerness," from studere "to be diligent" ("to be pressing forward"), from PIE *(s)teu- "to push, stick, knock, beat" (see steep (adj.)). The
noun meaning "application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge" is recorded from c.1300. Sense of "room furnished with books" is from c.1300. Study hall is attested from 1891, originally a large common room in a college. Studious is attested from late 14c.
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study stud·y (stŭd'ē)
n.
Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon. v. stud·ied, stud·y·ing, stud·ies
To research, examine, or analyze something.

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