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 EnglishRelated 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
< Latin studiōsus,
equivalent to studi(um
) (see study
) + -ōsus -ous
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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.
His studiousness and tractableness lead to one reward in childhood, though it often costs him dear as a man.
Needless to say, the usual Friday morning studiousness did not prevail in the primary room that morning.
British Dictionary definitions for studiousness
Derived Formsstudiously, adverbstudiousness, noun
given to study
of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
showing deliberation, care, or precision
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.
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