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 Maybe this unhurried and understanding mentality will be the one that guides the people currently living at home when, 20 or 30 years from now, their own children are the ones doing the same. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "The Pandemic’s Boomerang Generation Has Settled In," 3 July 2020 The style that distinguished Mr. Downs — intellectual and unhurried — did not appeal to all viewers. Washington Post, "Hugh Downs, omnipresent television broadcaster, dies at 99," 2 July 2020 Still, the overall feeling at Sterling was unhurried and relaxed. Chris Macias, SFChronicle.com, "Sterling Vineyards’ tram and tasting are quintessential Napa," 22 June 2020 Yet his administration has publicly expressed frustration at the unhurried pace of China's purchases—and that was before China requested the additional step of soybean coronavirus checks. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "China wants U.S. soybeans checked for coronavirus, further complicating the trade deal with Trump," 24 June 2020 Living under lockdown in the pandemic’s epicenter has led me to reminisce nostalgically over each unhurried grocery run, each mediocre brunch with a familiar face, even each congested subway commute. Sarah Khan, The Christian Science Monitor, "Lockdown Ramadan: One globe-trotter’s homebound holy month," 21 May 2020 But their intimacy is an integral part of the romance, and the way it’s depicted on screen is far more vulnerable and unhurried than in most Hollywood productions. Los Angeles Times, "This is how ‘Normal People’ made some of TV’s steamiest sex scenes," 1 May 2020 The way in which the two connect is unhurried, handled with subtlety. New York Times, "In a Dying Country, Garth Greenwell’s Narrator Comes Alive," 17 Jan. 2020 The goal, and the achievement, was to provide an unhurried take on the major events of the day. Paul Farhi, Washington Post, "Always low-key, Jim Lehrer anchored TV news for grown-ups," 23 Jan. 2020

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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 9 Aug. 2020.

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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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