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

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Other Words from studious

studiously adverb
studiousness noun

Examples of studious in a Sentence

He made a studious effort to obey the rules.

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First Known Use of studious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of studious

: very serious about studying, reading, learning, etc.
: very careful and serious


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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