Definition of studious in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːdɪəs/


1Spending a lot of time studying or reading: he was quiet and studious
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  • The quiet weird new guy to boot, who was alternately normal and withdrawn, studious and disinterested in studies.
  • Former neighbours recall a quiet and studious boy, who spent many hours with his late father Yusef at the local mosque.
  • She always was very studious and in reality studied biochemistry and left it to follow my father.
scholarly, academic, bookish, book-loving, intellectual, erudite, learned, donnish, serious, earnest, thoughtful, cerebral
informal brainy
British informal swotty
2Done deliberately or with a purpose in mind: his studious absence from public view
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  • With studious deliberateness, Rev Good did not take his eyes of the prescripted statement, and read it slowly, carefully and word perfect.
  • It took my colleague - fortunately, conscientious and studious - to remind the Committee that that vital function should actually be adhered to in the title of this bill.
deliberate, wilful, conscious, calculated, intentional, volitional, designed, mannered, measured, studied, knowing, purposeful, contrived, artificial
2.1Showing great care or attention: he made a studious inspection of the buffet
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  • That studious attention and apparent willingness to reserve judgment for at least a couple of months should provide the time for Beijing to see that the independence threat has receded.
  • I remember the quiet coaching, the studious attention to detail, and the perfect foil for the belligerence of Telfer.
  • Instead of being studious, attentive, and polite little nippers, they go gaga for gifts.
diligent, careful, attentive, industrious, assiduous, painstaking, thorough, meticulous, punctilious, zealous, sedulous, heedful
archaic nice



Pronunciation: /ˈstjuːdɪəsnəs/
Example sentences
  • So we worked our way around Japanese tourists studying maps of Darling Harbour with almost alarming levels of studiousness, and made our way into a shopping centre.
  • The studiousness of this dark-haired Frenchwoman has been rewarded.
  • Later, the Principal of Abigail's school would bear witness to her studiousness, her good discipline, and to her gracious and polite manner.


Middle English: from Latin studiosus, from studium 'painstaking application'.

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