Translations: Etymology: Latin expression 'studious', first used in English sometime before 1350
- Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative.
- Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.
- 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.
- Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
- Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.
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