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studied

[ stuhd-eed ]
/ ˈstʌd id /
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adjective

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

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Origin of studied

First recorded in 1520–30; study + -ed2
1, 2. See elaborate.
stud·ied·ly, adverbstud·ied·ness, nounnon·stud·ied, adjectivewell-studied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for studied

studied
/ (ˈstʌdɪd) /

adjective

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