Definition of studious
1 : assiduous in the pursuit of learning
2a : of, relating to, or concerned with study studious habitsb : favorable to study a studious environment
3a : diligent or earnest in intent made a studious effortb : marked by or suggesting purposefulness or diligence a studious expression on his facec : deliberately or consciously planned studious avoidance of gender-specific pronouns
Examples of studious in a Sentence
He made a studious effort to obey the rules.
Recent Examples of studious from the Web
The book follows the adventures of Ursula Flowerbutton (what a name!), a studious first term girl, and her glamorous American exchange student pal Nancy Feingold.
The resulting light gives a pleasantly studious atmosphere to any shelf or side-table.
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First Known Use of studious
STUDIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of studious for English Language Learners
: very serious about studying, reading, learning, etc.
: very careful and serious
STUDIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of studious for Students
: very serious about studying a studious child
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