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leisurely

adverb lei·sure·ly \ ˈlē-zhər-lē , ˈle- , ˈlā- \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of leisurely

: without haste : deliberately

Examples of leisurely in a Sentence

  1. the old hound dog leisurely sauntered over to his water bowl to take a drink

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First Known Use of leisurely

15th century

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leisurely

adjective

Definition of leisurely

: characterized by leisure : unhurried
  • a leisurely pace

leisureliness

noun

Examples of leisurely in a Sentence

  1. They strolled along at a leisurely pace.

  2. proceeding in a leisurely fashion

  3. After a leisurely lunch, we went to see a movie.

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First Known Use of leisurely

1604

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LEISURELY Defined for English Language Learners

leisurely

Definition of leisurely for English Language Learners

  • : not hurried : slow and relaxed


LEISURELY Defined for Kids

leisurely

adjective lei·sure·ly \ ˈlē-zhər-lē \

Definition of leisurely for Students

: unhurried
  • a leisurely walk


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