un·​hur·​ried | \ˌən-ˈhər-ēd, -ˈhə-rēd\

Definition of unhurried 

: not hurried : leisurely an unhurried pace

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unhurriedly adverb

Examples of unhurried in a Sentence

we cycled at an unhurried pace and saved our strength for the hills up ahead

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Rather than mimic Garland’s rousing version, Tanner understated the case at first, taking an unhurried tempo and offering an easy-swing approach to rhythm. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, "Jeannie Tanner re-imagines classics by Harold Arlen," 2 May 2018 This conversation consists mostly of sports talk, golf talk, and book talk and, despite the delay, moves at a relatively unhurried pace, primarily because of that Clintonian I-only-have-eyes-for-you magic. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "The President Is Golfing," 27 June 2018 The following itinerary takes six days at an unhurried pace. Lauren Mowery, USA TODAY, "Costa Rican coffee, from rural farms to Starbucks' visitor center," 26 June 2018 Jeff Faughender/Courier Journal When his coach wants haste, Jawon Pass is unhurried. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville football's new QB Jawon Pass shows promise and production in 2018 spring game," 14 Apr. 2018 The movie’s rhythms are unhurried, though for the most part not indulgently so, and fit both the period and Antonio’s uneasy lassitude (which makes a stark contrast with the slaves’ work). Manohla Dargis, New York Times, "Review: ‘Vazante’ Revisits Brazil’s History in Black and White," 10 Jan. 2018 Their constantly forward-moving energy and tempos were tailored to the musical intent of each section, including a wonderfully unhurried pace that opened the third movement. Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Symphony unleashes joyous roar of Beethoven's Ninth," 16 June 2018 It’s equal parts unhurried and dancehall, hypnotic in it smart simplicity. Raisa Bruner, Time, "5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week," 15 June 2018 Beauvois, who co-wrote the screenplay with Frédérique Moreau and Marie-Julie Maille based on a 1924 novel by Ernest Pérochon, presents the dailiness of farm life through its seasons with an unhurried grace. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "3 movies you should see in May," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of unhurried

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unhurried was circa 1774

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English Language Learners Definition of unhurried

: not happening or done quickly or too quickly : relaxed and calm


un·​hur·​ried | \ˌən-ˈhər-ēd \

Kids Definition of unhurried

: not in a rush an unhurried pace

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to express warning or disapproval

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