- acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate: a leisurely conversation.
- showing or suggesting ample leisure; unhurried: a leisurely manner.
- in a leisurely manner; without haste: to travel leisurely.
Origin of leisurely
1. See slow.
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Examples from the Web for leisurely
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That relaxed, leisurely philosophy to cooking permeated everything they did.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking
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And it takes an extended, leisurely engagement to pull off an extravagant wedding, Badgett pointed out.Post DOMA: Wedding Vendors Hear Bells...Ka-Ching!
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The cabman went on with his leisurely preparations as if Stevie had not existed.
They were leisurely enough for Mr Verloc to recognise the limb and the weapon.
We had come, leisurely, by river, and were sightseeing every moment.It Happened in Egypt
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It was a part of her leisurely and generous scheme of life to live and let live.Tiverton Tales
Leisurely, they walked up the slope skirting the garden wall.Casanova's Homecoming
- unhurried; relaxed
- without haste; in a relaxed way
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Word Origin and History for leisurely
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