studious

[stoo-dee-uh s, styoo-]
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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; 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
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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.

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

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

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

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

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope

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

    The Fixed Period

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for studiously

studious

adjective
  1. given to study
  2. of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
  3. 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 studiously

studious

adj.

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

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