leisured

adjective

lei·​sured ˈlē-zhərd How to pronounce leisured (audio)
ˈle-,
ˈlā-
: having leisure : leisurely

Examples of leisured in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Founded in 1892 as an outdoors outfitter, selling fishing rods and hunting rifles, Abercrombie had long been a favorite of the leisured elite. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, The New Republic, 14 Aug. 2023 Smith had a deep and abiding dislike for nobility, aristocracy, and the leisured rich. Kim Phillips-Fein, The New Republic, 27 Feb. 2023 Lighter complexions, long regarded as the preserve of the leisured classes, have been prized in Korea for centuries, dating back to at least the Gojoseon period (which ended in 108 B.C.). Becca Rothfeld, Washington Post, 1 June 2023 Adam Smith had a deep and abiding dislike for nobility, aristocracy, and the leisured rich. Kim Phillips-Fein, The New Republic, 27 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leisured was in 1631

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“Leisured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leisured. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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