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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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 Khedoori’s left me in peace, with the welcoming, chaste beauty of the open books in an afternoon that felt spacious and unhurried. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "The Art of War in “Theater of Operations”," 25 Nov. 2019 Even more convincing: 0channel’s intimate production, unhurried but assured. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s: Staff List," 25 Nov. 2019 In the low minors, baseball’s loveliest concepts – a sense of community, an innocence, an intimacy, played out in unhurried fashion beneath a warm, summer sky – play far better than in MLB. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Once the charm of minor league baseball is gone, it's not coming back.," 19 Nov. 2019 Their ultimate dream is to erect physical stores where one can sit down to write or read in an unhurried manner, says De la Montagne, who works at a boutique architecture firm in New York. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "The dread of unsolicited email is fueling the revival of personal stationery," 14 Nov. 2019 The bench had become the locus of a kind of unhurried urban idyll. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "Behold, London’s most thrilling public bench," 24 Sep. 2019 Far better, though, was the unhurried time for conversation … and silence. John Carpenter, chicagotribune.com, "The college search can be a great excuse for a family vacation — and a 57-hour train ride," 24 July 2019 His diffidence blends well with his shambling characterization and Ford’s unhurried tempo. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "Mr. Lincoln Goes to Hollywood (and Looks Like Henry Fonda)," 26 Jan. 2018 Bratton's unhurried approach, by contrast, reminds us that systemic problems are not unique to one era, not dependent on who sits in the seats of power. Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Pier Kids': Film Review | Outfest 2019," 22 July 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Unhurried.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhurriedly. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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