stud·​ied | \ ˈstə-dēd How to pronounce studied (audio) \

Definition of studied

1 : carefully considered or prepared : thoughtful a studied response
2 : knowledgeable, learned studied in the craft of blacksmithing
3 : produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation : calculated studied indifference spoke with a studied accent

Other Words from studied

studiedly adverb
studiedness noun

Examples of studied in a Sentence

She gave a studied response. He viewed us with a studied indifference.
Recent Examples on the Web But if her more than 40-year quest to understand a little-studied hormone ends well, that could change. Ryan Cross,, 19 May 2022 Chapman, at best, stood on the margins of the deep, complex, and much-studied relationship between Garrison and Douglass. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 Coltrane’s study cast some midwinter light on the Alaska porcupine, perhaps the least-studied mammal in the state. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Jan. 2022 Discovered in 2009, the Mill Canyon Dinosaur Tracksite is among the most studied sites in the world. Washington Post, 5 Apr. 2022 Fewer than 10 percent of parasite species have even been given names, much less studied in any detail. Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2022 Males, who’s studied police for decades, wanted to know what the data said. Joshua Sharpe, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Mar. 2022 Roman’s studied imperfectionism lowers the threshold for emulation, creating a strong sense of intimacy with her fans. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 Hudes, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, studied music before becoming a playwright. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of studied

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Studied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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