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Definition of "studious" [stu•di•ous]

  • Given to diligent study: a quiet, studious child. (adjective)
  • Conducive to study. (adjective)
  • Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous: made a studious attempt to fix the television set. (adjective)
  • Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful: "The major . . . was very studious of his appearance” ( H.E. Bates). (adjective)
  • Deliberate; contrived. (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 "studious" in a sentence
  • "I could see Aaralyn’s face reflected in the glass, her expression studious and almost cross."
  • "This easy accessibility to remake movies by studious is really warped people's minds."
  • "The next five years he spent in studious retirement at his father's house."