marked by or suggestive of conscious effort; not spontaneous or natural; affected: studied simplicity.
carefully deliberated: a studied approval.

Origin of studied

First recorded in 1520–30; study + -ed2
Related formsstud·ied·ly, adverbstud·ied·ness, nounnon·stud·ied, adjectivewell-stud·ied, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See elaborate.

Synonyms for studied Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for well-studied

Contemporary Examples of well-studied

Historical Examples of well-studied

  • But the other shrugged his shoulders with well-studied indifference.

    "Unto Caesar"

    Baroness Emmuska Orczy

  • The rector had put a number of well-studied careless questions, which failed of their purpose.

    A Mortal Antipathy

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • It is extraordinary what a well-studied position that kneeling to resist cavalry is.

    An Autobiography

    Elizabeth Butler

  • The book contains a series of well-studied and effective illustrations by Mr. Emil Pollak.

    The Farringdons

    Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

  • A great and difficult question must have a well-studied answer, and not be answered hastily and rashly.

British Dictionary definitions for well-studied



carefully practised, designed, or premeditateda studied reply
an archaic word for learned
Derived Formsstudiedly, adverbstudiedness, noun
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