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Definition of "studied" []

  • Resulting from deliberation and careful thought: a studied decision. (adjective)
  • Lacking spontaneity; contrived: a studied smile. (adjective)
  • Learned; knowledgeable. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "studied" in a sentence
  • "But, as I see it, people who feel strongly (negatively or positively) about some arbitrary point and do so in complete opposition to evidence they are aware of, these people are plentiful and their behavior is well studied from a sociological and psychological point of view."
  • "The form the most studied is the Tzotzil from Zinacantan thanks to Prof. Robert Laughlin."
  • "Achim Hochdörfer, curator of MUMOK in Vienna, describes her films as a "series of pictures"; whereas the main mode of looking and perception today tends toward scanning, hers might be described as a studied gaze, if not stare."