[ stuhd-eed ]
/ ˈstʌd id /


marked by or suggestive of conscious effort; not spontaneous or natural; affected: studied simplicity.
carefully deliberated: a studied approval.

Origin of studied

First recorded in 1520–30; study + -ed2


stud·ied·ly, adverbstud·ied·ness, nounnon·stud·ied, adjectivewell-stud·ied, adjective

synonym study for studied

1, 2. See elaborate.

Definition for studied (2 of 2)

[ stuhd-ee ]
/ ˈstʌd i /

noun, plural stud·ies.

verb (used without object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.

verb (used with object), stud·ied, stud·y·ing.

Origin of study

1250–1300; (noun) Middle English studie < Old French estudie < Latin studium, equivalent to stud(ēre) to be busy with, devote oneself to, concentrate on + -ium -ium; (v.) Middle English studien < Old French estudier < Medieval Latin studiāre, derivative of studium


11 library, den.
21 Study, consider, reflect, weigh imply fixing the mind upon something, generally doing so with a view to some decision or action. Study implies an attempt to obtain a grasp of something by methodical or exhaustive thought: to study a problem. To consider is to fix the thought upon something and give it close attention before making a decision concerning it, or beginning an action connected with it: to consider ways and means. Reflect implies looking back quietly over past experience and giving it consideration: to reflect on similar cases in the past. Weigh implies a deliberate and judicial estimate, as by a balance: to weigh a decision.

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British Dictionary definitions for studied (1 of 2)

/ (ˈstʌdɪd) /


carefully practised, designed, or premeditateda studied reply
an archaic word for learned

Derived forms of studied

studiedly, adverbstudiedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for studied (2 of 2)

/ (ˈstʌdɪ) /

verb studies, studying or studied

noun plural studies

Word Origin for study

C13: from Old French estudie, from Latin studium zeal, inclination, from studēre to be diligent
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Medical definitions for studied

[ stŭdē ]


Research, detailed examination, or analysis of an organism, object, or phenomenon.


To research, examine, or analyze something.
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Idioms and Phrases with studied


see brown study.

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