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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stu·di·ous /ˈstudiəs, ˈstju-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: marked by care and effort; "made a studious attempt to fix
             the television set"
      2: characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading; "a
         bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket"; "a
         quiet studious child" [syn: bookish]