studious

adjective
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.
Recent Examples on the Web His brother, Surachai Ratanapakdee, 89, now the only surviving sibling of eight children, remembered Vicha as studious and curious about the world outside the rice paddies, watermelon fields and orchards of the family farm. Thomas Fuller, BostonGlobe.com, "The brutal attack on a Thai man in San Francisco outrages Asian Americans," 27 Feb. 2021 His brother, Surachai Ratanapakdee, 89, now the only surviving sibling of eight children, remembered Mr. Vicha as studious and curious about the world outside the rice paddies, watermelon fields and orchards of the family farm. New York Times, "He Came From Thailand to Care For Family. Then Came a Brutal Attack.," 27 Feb. 2021 But hardly anyone in New York experiences Cuomo the same way studious news consumers or reporters do. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, "The Andrew Cuomo Show Has Lost the Plot," 24 Feb. 2021 If many contemporary buildings wield technology as a blunt force, urging our attention toward the future, these take a more studious approach to progress, offering places to retreat, question and think. New York Times, "In and Around Guadalajara, Homes Like Sanctuaries," 15 Feb. 2021 Young women and minorities who see her will want to be her and will follow her studious path. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Boys will be boys? Men like Jared Porter are driven by entitlement and stupidity," 21 Jan. 2021 As a student at South Salem, Heringer was an avid golfer and a studious high schooler, reportedly graduating with a near-perfect GPA. Andrea Park, Marie Claire, "Meet Abigail Heringer From Matt James' Season of 'The Bachelor'," 5 Jan. 2021 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s Ashley Banks was a studious Tia trying desperately to become a rebellious Tamera under the watchful eye of a dad 10 times scarier than Ray (RIP Uncle Phil). Kathleen Newman-bremang, refinery29.com, "Are You A Tia Or A Tamera? The Surprisingly Subversive Big Question Of Sister, Sister," 30 Nov. 2020 There’s a tendency to be interrogative or obsessive now, so instead of directing this focus at the people in your life, try to direct it into more spiritual or studious areas. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for November 27, 2020," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of studious

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Studious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/studious. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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studious

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of studious

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

studious

adjective
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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