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.
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 studiousMassinger.
Of my affairs, wholly neglect your own.
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
But let my due feet never failMilton.
To walk the studious cloister's pale.
adv. -- Stu"di*ous*ness,
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