: assiduous in the pursuit of learning
a : of, relating to, or concerned with study <studious habits>
b : favorable to study <a studious environment>
a : diligent or earnest in intent <made a studious effort>
b : marked by or suggesting purposefulness or diligence <a studious expression on his face>
c : deliberately or consciously planned <studious avoidance of gender-specific pronouns>
— stu·di·ous·ly adverb
— stu·di·ous·ness noun
Examples of STUDIOUS
- He made a studious effort to obey the rules.
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