[stoo-dee-uh s, styoo-]


disposed or given to diligent study: a studious boy.
concerned with, characterized by, or pertaining to study: studious tastes.
zealous, assiduous, or painstaking: studious care.
carefully planned or maintained; studied: a studious program to maintain peace.
devoted to or favorable for study.

Origin of studious

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin studiōsus, equivalent to studi(um) (see study) + -ōsus -ous
Related formsstu·di·ous·ly, adverbstu·di·ous·ness, nounnon·stu·di·ous, adjectivenon·stu·di·ous·ly, adverbnon·stu·di·ous·ness, nouno·ver·stu·di·ous, adjectiveo·ver·stu·di·ous·ly, adverbo·ver·stu·di·ous·ness, nounpre·stu·di·ous, adjectivepre·stu·di·ous·ly, adverbpre·stu·di·ous·ness, nounpseu·do·stu·di·ous, adjectivepseu·do·stu·di·ous·ly, adverbqua·si-stu·di·ous, adjectivequa·si-stu·di·ous·ly, adverbun·stu·di·ous, adjectiveun·stu·di·ous·ly, adverbun·stu·di·ous·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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given to study
of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
showing deliberation, care, or precision
Derived Formsstudiously, adverbstudiousness, noun

Word Origin for studious

C14: from Latin studiōsus devoted to, from studium assiduity
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Word Origin and History for studious

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

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