studious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin studiōsus. First recorded in English circa 1350.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

studious (comparative more studious, superlative most studious)

  1. Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.
  2. Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.
  3. Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; -- usually followed by an infinitive or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies.
  4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
  5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.

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