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1Spending a lot of time studying or reading:‘he was quiet and studious’
scholarly, academic, bookish, book-loving, intellectual, erudite, learned, donnish, serious, earnest, thoughtful, cerebralView synonyms
- ‘Blanche with her glasses forever perched on her blunt nose, studious and serious her face always in some random novel.’
- ‘At Trinity College, Cambridge, he associated with the evangelical group led by Isaac Milner, being studious and earnest, modest and timid.’
- ‘It was evidence enough that Harrington is a studious learner.’
- ‘He is making so much noise in their shared room that the studious one drops his books and spends his energies in stopping the brat.’
- ‘The quiet weird new guy to boot, who was alternately normal and withdrawn, studious and disinterested in studies.’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.’
- ‘As for race and ethnicity, perish the stereotypical thought that Asians are studious and hardworking, that blacks excel in sports and music, or that Jews ever lived in tenements.’
- ‘And even though he is quite studious there are two things he excels in that definitely make him stand out amongst my friends.’
- ‘Serious, studious, but kind and welcoming overall, he looked and acted the same then as he does now.’
- ‘She's serious and studious, but funny and comfortable at the same time.’
- ‘I was a thoughtful & studious child and adolescent.’
- ‘‘A lot of people in academia have taken the studious route all their lives; they enjoy the isolation of the ivory tower,’ says Duncan.’
- ‘He casually knocks down all the hopes of the intelligent, studious young children, assuring them that while they can be great athletes, they cannot work in any academic field.’
- ‘He was quiet, thoughtful, sensitive, studious - but a bit of an apologist.’
- ‘Samuel wasn't ugly either - he had the deft, studious look of a scholar, which appeared intimidating, despite his small frame.’
- ‘She's nearly 16 now and, like the character she plays, is a studious intellectual with hyper-driven ambition.’
- ‘She was a classic beauty - slightly an Audrey Hepburn look-alike, but with less childish a face, more serious and studious.’
- ‘Serious and studious, Chen always graduated at the top of his class.’
- ‘Evelyn was a studious, musical, intelligent and witty girl, who had a tongue as sharp as a blade.’
2Done deliberately or with a purpose in mind:‘his studious absence from public view’
deliberate, wilful, conscious, calculated, intentional, volitional, designed, mannered, measured, studied, knowing, purposeful, contrived, artificialView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘With studious deliberateness, Rev Good did not take his eyes of the prescripted statement, and read it slowly, carefully and word perfect.’
- 2.1 Showing great care or attention:‘he made a studious inspection of the buffet’
diligent, careful, attentive, industrious, assiduous, painstaking, thorough, meticulous, punctilious, zealous, sedulous, heedfulView synonyms
- ‘He spent last week in Dublin Windmill Lane studious recording his album.’
- ‘Instead of being studious, attentive, and polite little nippers, they go gaga for gifts.’
- ‘I remember the quiet coaching, the studious attention to detail, and the perfect foil for the belligerence of Telfer.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘During his first Pro Bowl appearance last February, Muhammad took a serious, studious approach to the week.’
- ‘His music making is serious, studious and generally imperturbable.’
Middle English: from Latin studiosus, from studium painstaking application.
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