Given to study; devoted to the acquisition of knowledge from books; as, a studious scholar.
- Given to diligent study: a quiet, studious child.
- Conducive to study.
- Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous: made a studious attempt to fix the television set.
- Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful: "The major . . . was very studious of his appearance” ( H.E. Bates).
- Deliberate; contrived.