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 Dictionary entry overview: What does studious mean? 

STUDIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective STUDIOUS has 2 senses:

1. marked by care and effort
2. characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

  Familiarity information: STUDIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

STUDIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1studious [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by care and effort

Context example:

made a studious attempt to fix the television set


careful (exercising caution or showing care or attention)

Sense 2studious [BACK TO TOP]


Characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading


bookish; studious

Context examples:

a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket / a quiet studious child


scholarly (characteristic of scholars or scholarship)

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