studied

adjective

stud·​ied ˈstə-dēd How to pronounce studied (audio)
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
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 In the past few years, net-zero pathways have become some of the most studied scenarios ever. David Carlin, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Throughout the studied time period, the percentage of people getting positive tests stayed around 30 percent. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 27 July 2023 Although the ideal humidity for medication storage is below 60%, one study found that bathroom humidity in the studied households ranged from 33% to 100%.3 In addition to the humidity, a space’s temperature can make or break medication storage protocol. Kristen Fischer, Health, 4 Jan. 2024 In contrast to the spiritually questing emotional roller coasters of his contemporary Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, Strauss’s works were the product of an artistic personality that toggled between studied irony and a bourgeois sentimentality seemingly custom-cut to Wilhelmine sensibilities. John Adams, The New Yorker, 4 Dec. 2023 Made from a blend of 100 billion CFU of organic, clinically studied probiotics, each serving is designed to support digestive health, promote immune system function, and even enhance skin health. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2023 The studied area represents just 0.08 percent of the entire Amazon. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 Barnes understood the human body not from the outside in, in the studied manner of a draftsperson, but from the inside out, through his knowledge of how bone, muscle and ligament move in concert. Adam Bradley, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 The contrast between the studied concern of the sociologists and the actual lives of poor people is painful—and enraging. Kim Phillips-Fein, The New Republic, 28 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of studied was in the 15th century

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“Studied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studied. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

studied

adjective
stud·​ied ˈstəd-ēd How to pronounce studied (audio)
1
: carefully thought out or prepared : thoughtful
your judgments are always studied and fair
2
: knowledgeable, learned
studied in the craft of blacksmithing
3
: intentional, deliberate
a studied insult
studiedly adverb

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