studious

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

Definition of studious

1 :assiduous in the pursuit of learning
2 a :of, relating to, or concerned with study
  • studious habits
b :favorable to study
  • a studious environment
3 a :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

studiously

adverb

studiousness

noun

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

adjective

Definition of studious for English Language Learners

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

  • : very careful and serious


STUDIOUS Defined for Kids

studious

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

Definition of studious for Students

:very serious about studying
  • a studious child

studiously

adverb

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