What does "Studious" mean?


(a.) 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 (a.) Favorable to study; suitable for thought and contemplation; as, the studious shade (a.) Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar (a.) Given to thought, or to the examination of subjects by contemplation; contemplative (a.) Planned with study; deliberate; studied

Synonyms careful, scholarly, bookish

Example: "Made a studious attempt to fix the television set" Example: "A quiet studious child"