[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

Examples from the Web for studiousness

Historical Examples of studiousness

  • Her success is neither the result of cleverness nor of studiousness.

  • Notwithstanding his studiousness, he was ranked among the lowest of his class, and was allotted no part at Commencement.

  • There was an eighteen-year-old girl in this Butte, as I well remember, with the outward savagery tamed out of her by studiousness.

    I, Mary MacLane

    Mary MacLane

  • His studiousness and tractableness lead to one reward in childhood, though it often costs him dear as a man.

    How to Analyze People on Sight

    Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict

  • Needless to say, the usual Friday morning studiousness did not prevail in the primary room that morning.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona

    Annie Fellows Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for studiousness



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 studiousness



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper