Definition of Studious

1. Adjective. Marked by care and effort. "Made a studious attempt to fix the television set"

Similar to: Careful
Derivative terms: Studiousness



2. Adjective. Characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading. "A quiet studious child"
Exact synonyms: Bookish
Similar to: Scholarly
Derivative terms: Bookishness, Studiousness, Study

Definition of Studious

1. a. Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.

Definition of Studious

1. Adjective. Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative. ¹

2. Adjective. Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar. ¹

3. Adjective. Earnest in endeavors; aiming sedulously; attentive; observant; diligent; -- usually followed by an infinitive or by of; as, be studious to please; studious to find new friends and allies. ¹

4. Adjective. Planned with study; deliberate; studied. ¹

5. Adjective. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Studious

1. given to study [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Studious

studiedness
studiednesses
studier
studiers
studies
studiest
studieth
studio
studio album
studio albums
studio apartment
studio couch
studio music
studioless
studios
studious (current term)
studiously
studiousness
studiousnesses
studium generale
studlier
studliest
studlike
studliness
studmare
studmares
studmaster
studmasters
studmuffin

Literary usage of Studious

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"Let the studious of these things search them In their proper Authors. ... One at least studious of deserving well. I am studious to keep the ancient terms. ..."

2. The Works of Rufus Choate: With a Memoir of His Life by Rufus Choate, Samuel Gilman Brown (1862)
"But that which is wanted for every college, for the whole country, for every studious person, is a well-chosen library, somewhere among us, of three or four ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1857)
"What can be more touching than the hopeless enthusiasm and studious aspirations of these victims of the late hour system, bound hand and foot behind the ..."

4. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
""A young man studious to know his duty, and honestly bent on doing it, ... studious is a common adjective, compared by means of the adverbs ; studious, ..."

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