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

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The most common and studied method is to reflect sunlight away from Earth using aerosol particles in the atmosphere, but until now, this has been seen as more of a fringe idea. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Bill Gates Is Thinking About Dimming the Sun," 26 Mar. 2021 Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, 64, studied law at Myanmar's Yangon University before joining the military in 1974. George Petras, USA Today, "Up close: Coup leader rose to power in all-powerful military," 20 Mar. 2021 The 58-year-old Baszucki grew up in Minnesota and studied computer science and engineering at Stanford University. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Roblox CEO’s net worth zooms to $4 billion after company’s hot market debut," 10 Mar. 2021 Fuller compiled numerous proverbs and studied weather lore across many countries through the late 1600s and early 1700s. Tom Sater, CNN, "Here is why March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb (usually)," 2 Mar. 2021 Because the flu shot is so well studied, human clinical studies are unnecessary each year. NBC News, "FDA says Covid vaccine makers can modify shots as variants emerge," 22 Feb. 2021 The 23-year-old studied dance in high school, which required her to constantly examine how her body looked. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "Lana Condor didn't know she was battling body dysmorphia: Why it's so hard to spot," 18 Feb. 2021 The field of scent research is gaining recognition and funding internationally, but smell has long been less studied than the other senses. Star Tribune, "What does history smell like?," 25 Dec. 2020 In nearly three-quarters of the studied areas, lower-income neighborhoods were exposed to higher heat than wealthier neighborhoods. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Climate Inequality Exists in U.S. Cities and Has Deep Racist Roots," 10 Dec. 2020

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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 17 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of studied

: carefully thought out or prepared
: done deliberately

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