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Definition of Studious


  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.
  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.
  4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
  5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade.

Studious Quotations

My father came from an intellectual and studious avenue as opposed to a brawler's avenue. So I had to go further afield and I brought all kinds of unscrupulous oiks back home - earless, toothless vagabonds - to teach me the arts of the old bagarre.
Tom Hardy

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.
William Butler Yeats

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
Ambrose Bierce

Some are so very studious of learning what was done by the ancients that they know not how to live with the moderns.
William Penn

The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged.
William Cowper
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Studious Translations

studious in Swedish is flitig
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