lei·​sured | \ ˈlē-zhərd How to pronounce leisured (audio) , ˈle-, ˈlā- \

Definition of leisured

: having leisure : leisurely

Examples of leisured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the 1920s and 1930s, many white consumers swapped skin lighteners for tanning lotions as time spent sunbathing and playing outdoors became a sign of a healthy and leisured lifestyle. Lynn M. Thomas, Quartz Africa, 9 Mar. 2020 Studies over the years have indicated that the rich, unlike the leisured gentry of old, tend to work longer hours and spend less time socializing. Alex Williams, New York Times, 18 Oct. 2019 This is no leisured elite, but the first hyperindustrious one. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, 5 Sep. 2019 On this account, the first cities were not so much a great leap forward for humanity as a new mode of exploitation that enabled the world’s first leisured ruling class to live on the sweat of the world’s first peasant-serfs. Jedediah Purdy, New Republic, 1 Nov. 2017 Deterrence is a hard sell for an affluent and leisured society convinced that its supposed success at evolving and improving human nature has made the tough lessons of the past seem prosaic and irrelevant. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 3 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of leisured

1631, in the meaning defined above

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“Leisured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leisured. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of leisured

: not having to work : having leisure
: not hurried

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