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

Definition of unhurried

: not hurried : leisurely an unhurried pace

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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 His rapping, though unruffled and unhurried, has been discreet and cautious, even evasive at times—representative of a man who has always felt awkward maneuvering under public scrutiny. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 13 July 2021 In the slanting sunlight, unhurried and companionable, the two picked their way through the undergrowth, a vision of the rural idyll. New York Times, 28 June 2021 At 102 years and counting, Jule Moon’s soft drawl melds unhurried Antique Atlanta and sentimental Old Mobile. Leslie Anne Tarabella, al, 28 June 2021 The unapologetic maximalism adds up to a special that is both unhurried in length—an hour and 44 minutes—and frenzied in tone. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, 27 May 2021 Being asked to put the band back together isn't a new occurrence for Clement, but doing so is a complicated matter that extends beyond McKenzie's unhurried email replies. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, 29 June 2021 Accordingly, this is a rich, unhurried depiction of a man whose success appears to have masked sorrow and alienation. Kevin Canfield, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 The pieces — eight in the Kaplan Gallery and one in the elevator lobby — range from unhurried to hyperkinetic. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 The sun nears its highest point in the sky, and afternoons seem warm, unhurried and endless. Washington Post, 7 June 2021

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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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“Unhurried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhurried. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce unhurried (audio) \

Kids Definition of unhurried

: not in a rush an unhurried pace

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