- 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: Middle English from Classical Latin studiosus
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- a. Given to diligent study: a quiet, studious child.b. Conducive to study.
- Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous: made a studious attempt to fix the television set.
- Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful: “The major . . . was very studious of his appearance” (H.E. Bates).
- Deliberate; contrived.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin studiōsus, from studium, eagerness; see study.
- stuˈdi·ous·ly adverb
- stuˈdi·ous·ness noun