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Meaning of STUDIOUS

Pronunciation:  'stoodeeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  marked by care and effort; "made a studious attempt to fix the television set"
  2. [adj]  characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a quiet studious child"

STUDIOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: bookish, careful, scholarly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stu"di*ous\, a. [L. studious: cf. F. studieux. See
1. Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge
   from books; as, a studious scholar.

2. Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by
   contemplation; contemplative. --Locke.

3. 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.

         You that are so studious Of my affairs, wholly
         neglect your own.                     --Massinger.

4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.

         For the frigid villainy of studious lewdness, . . .
         with apology can be invented?         --Rambler.

5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and
   contemplation; as, the studious shade. [Poetic]

         But let my due feet never fail To walk the studious
         cloister's pale.                      --Milton.
   -- {Stu"di*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Stu"di*ous*ness}, n.