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studious

[ stoo-dee-uhs, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu di əs, ˈstyu- /
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adjective

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.

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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 studious

studious
/ (ˈstjuːdɪəs) /

adjective

given to study
of a serious, thoughtful, and hard-working character
showing deliberation, care, or precision
studiously, adverbstudiousness, noun
C14: from Latin studiōsus devoted to, from studium assiduity
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