One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a studious and enquiring nature’
scholarly, academic, bookish, book-loving, intellectual, erudite, learned, donnish, serious, earnest, thoughtful, cerebral
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2‘he gave studious attention to the question’
diligent, careful, attentive, industrious, assiduous, painstaking, thorough, meticulous, punctilious, zealous, sedulous, heedful
3‘they noted his studious absence from public view’
deliberate, wilful, conscious, calculated, intentional, volitional, designed, mannered, measured, studied, knowing, purposeful, contrived, artificial
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