THE STUDIOUS COMMUTER: Manhattan commuters on the L train shuttle in Times Square will find it very tempting to curl up on the couch with a good book. This incredible ‘interior design’ is part of an advertising campaign by the web site ask.com. The titles of the books ‘on the wall’ are actually the most asked questions asked at the web site. ‘Why is the sky blue?’, ‘What do my dreams mean?’, ‘What are good remedies for headaches?’, ‘How wide is the earth?’, ‘Do fish breathe?’. . .
a. Given to diligent study: a quiet, studious child.
b. Conducive to study.
2. Marked by steady attention and effort; assiduous: made a studious attempt to fix the television set.
3. Giving or evincing careful regard; heedful: “The major . . . was very studious of his appearance” (H.E. Bates).
4. Deliberate; contrived.