[ stoo-dee-uh s, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu di əs, ˈstyu- /


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.

Nearby words

  1. studio,
  2. studio apartment,
  3. studio couch,
  4. studio flat,
  5. studio glass,
  6. studiously,
  7. studly,
  8. studwork,
  9. study,
  10. study group

Origin of studious

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin studiōsus, equivalent to studi(um) (see study) + -ōsus -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for studiously


/ (ˈstjuːdɪəs) /


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 studiously



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

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