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.
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2. Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative. Locke.
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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.
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You that are so studious
Of my affairs, wholly neglect your own.
Massinger.
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4. Planned with study; deliberate; studied.
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For the frigid villainy of studious lewdness, . . . with apology can be invented?
Rambler.
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5. Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade. [Poetic]
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But let my due feet never fail
To walk the studious cloister's pale.
Milton.
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-- Stu"di*ous*ly, adv. -- Stu"di*ous*ness, n.
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