studied

adjective
stud·​ied | \ˈstə-dēd \

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

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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.

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Mercury remains our solar system's least studied inner planet, with only NASA's Mariner 10 and MESSENGER probes getting prior looks. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The BepiColombo Probe Is About to Being a 7-Year Mission to Mercury," 19 Oct. 2018 Despite its difficulty governing cities, such as Rome, Five Star has gained electoral strength, in part because its studied vagueness on controversial issues has avoided alienating voters on the left and right. Jason Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Italy’s populists get a green light to govern; some see a threat to EU," 23 May 2018 Despite its difficulty governing cities, such as Rome, Five Star has gained electoral strength, in part because its studied vagueness on controversial issues has avoided alienating voters on the left and right. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "Italy’s Populists Get a Green Light to Govern, in New Threat to Europe," 23 May 2018 On the left, a ''lava skylight'' at Kilauea, on the big island of Hawaii, gives a glimpse inside the most studied volcano in the world. Discover Magazine, "Bracing for Mother Nature's Wrath," 26 Sep. 2017 Thus, although all the studied options help make the push-up into a better core workout, only the TRX trainer really brings the lower body into it, too. Jay Willis, GQ, "The Single Best Way to Do a Push-Up, According to Science," 18 Sep. 2017 The studied people are the real scientists who did the study. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Searching for happiness with Paula Poundstone," 19 July 2017 Mercury remains our solar system's least studied inner planet, with only NASA's Mariner 10 and MESSENGER probes getting prior looks. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "How a Probe Will Chase Down Mercury Over 7 Years," 5 July 2017 Some wear smiles and others a more studied wariness, but all are assertive. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, "The Faces of the FARC Fighters Who Are Being Reintegrated Into Colombian Society," 27 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of studied

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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studied

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of studied

: carefully thought out or prepared

: done deliberately

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