adjective Date: 14th century 1. assiduous in the pursuit of learning 2. a. of, relating to, or concerned with study <
studious habits
b. favorable to study <
a studious environment
3. a. diligent or earnest in intent <
made a studious effort
b. marked by or suggesting purposefulness or diligence <
a studious expression on his face
c. deliberately or consciously planned <
studious avoidance of gender-specific pronouns
studiously adverbstudiousness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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