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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An upbeat soundtrack by the French rock duo The Limiñanas adds some pep to the proceedings and provides a counterpoint to the unhurried atmosphere of the country. Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter, "'A Beautiful Summer' ('Le Bel été'): Film Review," 22 July 2019 Instead, with the strings applying just a hint of vibrato, and Tao’s unhurried but unrelenting momentum driving the sound, its power lay in its ephemeral nature. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "JCT Trio stuns in Rockport with superb Ives and Dvorák," 3 July 2019 This interview first appeared in March as two back-to-back episodes of the After On Podcast (which features fifty unhurried conversations with world-class thinkers, founders, and scientists). Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break: There’s hope, and we’ll all be fine… probably," 20 June 2019 The veterinarian, whose kind face is framed by glasses and silver cropped hair, eased into the role with a quick smile, unhurried laugh and a deep appreciation for the history that came with the business. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Country's oldest veterinary practice started in Detroit in 1844," 15 June 2019 This is the unhurried pace to which Bender was referring. Donald Liebenson, Lake County News-Sun, "Ruby of Siam brings authentic Thai cuisine to Highland Park," 12 June 2019 His features moved with a kind of terse, unhurried poise, dispensing tonal changes and dramatic developments at a steady drip. Max Nelson, Harper's magazine, "The All-Seeing Eye," 10 June 2019 Even with its formidable 65-foot span of solar cells, Dawn went from zero to 60 in an unhurried four days. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, "These New Technologies Could Make Interstellar Travel Real," 13 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of unhurried

circa 1774, in the meaning defined above

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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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