stu·​di·​ous | \ ˈstü-dē-əs How to pronounce studious (audio) , ˈstyü- \

Definition of studious

1 : assiduous in the pursuit of learning
2a : of, relating to, or concerned with study studious habits
b : favorable to study a studious environment
3a : diligent or earnest in intent made a studious effort
b : marked by or suggesting purposefulness or diligence a studious expression on his face
c : deliberately or consciously planned studious avoidance of gender-specific pronouns

Other Words from studious

studiously adverb
studiousness noun

Examples of studious in a Sentence

He made a studious effort to obey the rules.
Recent Examples on the Web Neon Blue is merely the latest broadening in the singer’s studious mastery of the all-encompassing genre. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 23 Apr. 2022 Kim, who is studying to become a lawyer, looked very studious with a legal pad, taking notes from the gallery for the entirety of the day. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 22 Apr. 2022 Winter is best known for her role as Alex Dunphy, the studious and sarcastic middle child of the Dunphy family, in ABC's Emmy-winning comedy series Modern Family, which bowed in 2020 after 11 seasons. Jessica Wang,, 7 Mar. 2022 During his time buried on those depth charts, O'Connell continually impressed his coaches and teammates with his grasp of the offense, vision of the field and studious nature. Dave Campbell, ajc, 16 Feb. 2022 But that’s keeping with his restrained, studious approach. Nathan Fenno, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 There's a studious, creative energy to this medieval university town, which dates back to 1078. Summer Rylander, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2022 Frost gives the studious impression of someone reared on Jackson, and his obvious love for his subject seems like an obstacle. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2022 The band’s buzz grew as a result of their rowdy local gigs and Hopkins’ immediately prodigious songcraft – a combination of studious pop-rock melodicism and open-wound lyricism, a perfect match for Wilson’s striking and fragile vocals. Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of studious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Studious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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stu·​di·​ous | \ ˈstü-dē-əs How to pronounce studious (audio) , ˈstyü- \

Kids Definition of studious

: very serious about studying a studious child

Other Words from studious

studiously adverb

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