studious

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adjective stu·di·ous \ˈstü-dē-əs, ˈstyü-\

Definition of studious

  1. 1 :  assiduous in the pursuit of learning

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or concerned with study studious habitsb :  favorable to study a studious environment

  3. 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

studiously

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studiousness

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Examples of studious in a Sentence

  1. He made a studious effort to obey the rules.

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First Known Use of studious

14th century


STUDIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

studious

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Definition of studious for English Language Learners

  • : very serious about studying, reading, learning, etc.

  • : very careful and serious


STUDIOUS Defined for Kids

studious

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adjective stu·di·ous \ˈstü-dē-əs, ˈstyü-\

Definition of studious for Students

  1. :  very serious about studying a studious child

studiously

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