un·​hur·​ried | \ ˌən-ˈhər-ēd How to pronounce unhurried (audio) , -ˈhə-rēd \

Definition of unhurried

: not hurried : leisurely an unhurried pace

Other Words from unhurried

unhurriedly adverb

Examples of unhurried in a Sentence

we cycled at an unhurried pace and saved our strength for the hills up ahead
Recent Examples on the Web Both the city of New Orleans and its streetcars are famously elegant and unhurried. Nathaniel Adams, Chron, 15 Aug. 2022 The overall effect is of a smoothly unfurling carpet — reminiscent of Philip Glass in its unhurried yet wrenching harmonic progressions — atop which voices soar. New York Times, 22 July 2022 And director Matthew Dunster, another London alumnus, keeps the action moving at a brisk but unhurried clip, ferreting out the deeper feeling embedded in the script even as the tone walks a tricky line between tragedy and farce. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 22 Apr. 2022 While people vacationed in force this summer, business travelers have been comparatively unhurried in returning to their prepandemic flow. Jacob Passy, WSJ, 26 July 2022 His musical and real-life personalities seemed directly related: unhurried, easygoing, more likely to follow a train of thought than pursue a rigorous argument, but unafraid to let the conversation become serious or philosophical. New York Times, 9 June 2022 Thompson has a low octave voice and his words move at an unhurried pace. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 28 June 2022 The Fourth which followed was characteristically unhurried, as is Muti’s wont in Beethoven’s symphonies. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 6 May 2022 South Florida — On a peaceful June morning at the beach in Deerfield, a swimmer glided past, a woman napped in the sun, and the lifeguards set up at their stations, unhurried. Shira Moolten, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unhurried

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhurried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhurried. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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un·​hur·​ried | \ ˌən-ˈhər-ēd How to pronounce unhurried (audio) \

Kids Definition of unhurried

: not in a rush an unhurried pace

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