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Latin studiōsus. First recorded in English circa 1350.



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
    a studious scholar
  3. (usually followed by an infinitive or by "of") Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent
    be studious to please
    She is studious to find new friends and allies
  4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
  5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation
    the studious shade


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