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

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