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[ adjective ] marked by care and effort

Examples

"made a studious attempt to fix the television set"

Used in print

(Marvin Schiller, "The Sheep's in the Meadow,"...)

My memory has catalogued for easy reference and withdrawal the image of her pink , scented stationery and the unsloped , almost printed configurations of her neat , studious handwriting with which she invited me to recall our summer , so many sentences beginning with `` Remember when '' ; and_others concerning camp friends who resided in her suburban neighborhood , and news of her commencing again her piano_lessons , her private_school , a visit to Boston to see her grandparents and an uncle who was a surgeon returned on furlough , wounded , from the war in Europe .

Related terms

careful

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[ adjective ] characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading

Synonyms

bookish

Examples

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

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scholarly

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