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

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The basketball plunges, shudders off of the rim, and launches skyward, unhurried, like a beach ball on a hazy summer day. ... Jason Gay, WSJ, "Bounce, Bounce, Bounce, Bounce—and a Basketball Shot for the Ages," 13 May 2019 The pace of exegesis is at all times unhurried; Mr. Osborne is intent on telling us everything. Joseph Horowitz, WSJ, "‘Opera as Opera' Review: The Life in a Dead Art Form," 23 Aug. 2018 The communications executive relishes the unhurried, uninterrupted hours her morning routine allows. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning," 8 Jan. 2019 Yet such flat and unhurried beginnings are subversions concealing a powerful slyness. New York Times, "8 New Books We Recommend This Week," 24 May 2018 Then business: Kardashian West went first, explaining the case in her usual unhurried, enunciated cadence. Jessica Chou, Glamour, "Shawn Holley Will Free You Now," 11 Dec. 2018 To celebrate the occasion, Green’s son, Grant Green Jr. — a guitarist of cool, unhurried disposition, bearing the striking redolence of his father’s style — leads an all-star band at Jazz Standard. New York Times, "13 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 28 June 2018 Of its 61 rooms, a whopping 30 are suites, lending the hotel an unhurried residential feel. Benjamin Kemper, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Guide to Spanish Wine Country," 7 Mar. 2018 Bill: Presented promptly upon request at the end of a luncheon that, despite the impression of unhurried leisure, proved to be the speediest of all. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012

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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 How to pronounce unhurried (audio) \

Kids Definition of unhurried

: not in a rush an unhurried pace

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