studious[sto̵̅o̅′dē əs, styo̵̅o̅′-]
- The definition of studious is someone who spends a lot of time on academic pursuits or reading books, or something done carefully and deliberately.
- A person who studies all the time is an example of someone who is studious.
- A careful and detailed attempt to build a model ship is an example of a studious attempt.
- of, given to, or engaged in study
- characterized by close attention; thoughtful: a studious inspection
- zealous; wholehearted: studious efforts
- Now Rare studied; deliberate
- Old Poet. conducive to study
Origin of studiousMiddle English ; from Classical Latin studiosus
- a. Given to diligent study: a quiet, studious child.b. Relating to, suggestive of, or conducive to study: studious habits; a studious manner; studious seculsion.
- Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous: made a studious attempt to fix the television set.
- Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful: “The major &ellipsis; was very studious of his appearance” (H.E. Bates).
Origin of studiousMiddle English, from Latin studiōsus, from studium, eagerness; see study.
(comparative more studious, superlative most studious)
- Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.
- Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.
- Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; -- usually followed by an infinitive or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies.
- Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
- Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.
Latin studiōsus. First recorded in English circa 1350.