lifestyle

noun
life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstī(-ə)l How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) , -ˌstī(-ə)l\

Definition of lifestyle

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the typical way of life of an individual, group, or culture

lifestyle

adjective

Definition of lifestyle (Entry 2 of 2)

: associated with, reflecting, or promoting an enhanced or more desirable lifestyle lifestyle magazines

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Synonyms for lifestyle

Synonyms: Noun

civilization, culture, life, society

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Examples of lifestyle in a Sentence

Noun

She envied the lavish lifestyles of wealthy people. Eating right and exercising are essential to having a healthy lifestyle.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Nobody wanted to talk about what was really happening and everybody felt like there was this pressure to keep up a facade—or pressure to keep up this perfect lifestyle and make everything look really good from the outside. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Hailey Bieber Is Done With the Pressure of Having a 'Perfect Lifestyle'," 23 Apr. 2019 In Minneapolis, rooftop visitors to the Hewing Hotel can hop in a heated outdoor pool or 24-person sauna, near two fire pits and an ice bar, says Katie Szczepaniak, director of lifestyle at the hotel. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "The Hottest Nightspots This Winter Are Very Cold," 11 Feb. 2019 Victoria says that the Jaimes aren’t alone; a number of Bloomington residents moved there from the LA area in search of a quieter lifestyle. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Your online shopping is polluting this small town," 20 Nov. 2018 But the desire to integrate them as part of a curated Instagram lifestyle is something novel. Madeline Buxton, refinery29.com, "How Scooters Became A Go-To Instagram Prop — & The Next Transportation Revolution," 12 July 2018 On Cape Cod, sharks have become an accepted part of the local lifestyle. Sophia Eppolito And Marek Mazurek, BostonGlobe.com, "On the Cape, tourists and locals take sharks in stride," 9 July 2018 People think living this sort of lifestyle is so hard. Victoria Adams Fogg, Washington Post, "She cut her weekly trash down so much it fits in an unbelievably small jar," 7 July 2018 That type of transient lifestyle is the hardest part of making and maintaining friends, Johnson says. Taylor Seely, USA TODAY, "MOM FRIENDS | Part 1: Why is it so hard to make and keep friendships with other parents?," 29 June 2018 Frequent trips to the salon are just another strenuous part of the idol lifestyle. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why It's Such a Big Deal When a K-Pop Star Dyes Their Hair," 21 June 2018

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The next to benefit by what some are calling president the president's pardoning spree could be lifestyle guru Martha Stewart, convicted for obstruction of justice in 2004, and ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, convicted of corruption in 2011. USA TODAY, "Samantha Bee and Roseanne Barr: Two very different comedians facing one very angry Twitter," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of lifestyle

Noun

1915, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1970, in the meaning defined above

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lifestyle

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lifestyle

: a particular way of living : the way a person lives or a group of people live

lifestyle

noun
life·​style | \ ˈlīf-ˈstīl How to pronounce lifestyle (audio) \

Kids Definition of lifestyle

: the usual way of life of a person, group, or society an active lifestyle

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