Definition of studied in English:

studied

Syllabification: stud·ied
Pronunciation: /ˈstədēd
 
/

adjective

(Of a quality or result) achieved or maintained by careful and deliberate effort: he treated them with studied politeness
More example sentences
  • This book's similar mixture of the raw and the studied gives it a surprising force.
  • The outcome of fluorosis was the most studied of all the adverse effects considered.
  • They bear the traces of the studio sitting in their fixed stance and studied expressions.
Synonyms
deliberate, careful, considered, conscious, calculated, intentional; affected, forced, strained, artificial

Derivatives

studiedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • A book or a studiedly blank expression will help.
  • And as the president, his rhetoric has been studiedly non-inflammatory.
  • The book is enriched by a deeply informative, yet studiedly non-polemical, introduction by the editor.

studiedness

noun
More example sentences
  • The splendid portrait photographs have the chiaroscuro clarity as well as the mannered studiedness of Beaton works.
  • His art is amazing on a lot of levels, but there's a dry studiedness about it that keeps me from totally embracing it.
  • As always in Visconti, a certain studiedness in the artistic effects causes us to keep the film at a distance, to distrust it.

Definition of studied in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day epyllion
Pronunciation: əˈpilēən
noun
a narrative poem resembling an epic in style...