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studious

[stoo-dee-uh s, styoo-] /ˈstu di əs, ˈstyu-/
adjective
1.
disposed or given to diligent study:
a studious boy.
2.
concerned with, characterized by, or pertaining to study:
studious tastes.
3.
zealous, assiduous, or painstaking:
studious care.
4.
carefully planned or maintained; studied:
a studious program to maintain peace.
5.
devoted to or favorable for study.
Origin of studious
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin studiōsus, equivalent to studi(um) (see study) + -ōsus -ous
Related forms
studiously, adverb
studiousness, noun
nonstudious, adjective
nonstudiously, adverb
nonstudiousness, noun
overstudious, adjective
overstudiously, adverb
overstudiousness, noun
prestudious, adjective
prestudiously, adverb
prestudiousness, noun
pseudostudious, adjective
pseudostudiously, adverb
quasi-studious, adjective
quasi-studiously, adverb
unstudious, adjective
unstudiously, adverb
unstudiousness, noun
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  • Avoid then, studiously avoid, whatever leads to the way of death.

  • He prepared his effects as studiously and almost as dexterously as Dumas himself.

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  • He studiously prevented any other individual from becoming the Petronius of the circle.

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  • And why, before that, had he been so studiously reticent as to her affairs?

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  • Arrangements to this effect had been studiously made by myself.

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British Dictionary definitions for studiously

studious

/ˈstjuːdɪəs/
adjective
1.
given to study
2.
of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
3.
showing deliberation, care, or precision
Derived Forms
studiously, adverb
studiousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin studiōsus devoted to, from studium assiduity
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Word Origin and History for studiously

studious

adj.

mid-14c. (implied in studiously), from Latin studiosus, from studium (see study). Related: Studiousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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