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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Studious  \Stu"di*ous\,  a.  [L.  studious:  cf  F.  studieux  See 
  {Study}.] 
  1.  Given  to  study;  devoted  to  the  acquisition  of  knowledge 
  from  books;  as  a  studious  scholar. 
 
  2.  Given  to  thought,  or  to  the  examination  of  subjects  by 
  contemplation;  contemplative.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  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. 
 
  You  that  are  so  studious  Of  my  affairs,  wholly 
  neglect  your  own  --Massinger. 
 
  4.  Planned  with  study;  deliberate;  studied. 
 
  For  the  frigid  villainy  of  studious  lewdness,  .  .  . 
  with  apology  can  be  invented?  --Rambler. 
 
  5.  Favorable  to  study;  suitable  for  thought  and 
  contemplation;  as  the  studious  shade.  [Poetic] 
 
  But  let  my  due  feet  never  fail  To  walk  the  studious 
  cloister's  pale.  --Milton. 
  --  {Stu"di*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Stu"di*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  studious 
  adj  1:  marked  by  care  and  effort;  "made  a  studious  attempt  to  fix 
  the  television  set" 
  2:  characterized  by  diligent  study  and  fondness  for  reading;  "a 
  bookish  farmer  who  always  had  a  book  in  his  pocket";  "a 
  quiet  studious  child"  [syn:  {bookish}] 




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