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leisurely

[lee-zher-lee, lezh-er-] /ˈli ʒər li, ˈlɛʒ ər-/
adjective
1.
acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate:
a leisurely conversation.
2.
showing or suggesting ample leisure; unhurried:
a leisurely manner.
adverb
3.
in a leisurely manner; without haste:
to travel leisurely.
Origin of leisurely
1480-1490
1480-90; earlier laiserly (adv.). See leisure, -ly
Related forms
leisureliness, leisureness, noun
unleisurely, adjective
Synonym Study
1. See slow.
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British Dictionary definitions for leisurely

leisurely

/ˈlɛʒəlɪ/
adjective
1.
unhurried; relaxed
adverb
2.
without haste; in a relaxed way
Derived Forms
leisureliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for leisurely
adj.

c.1600, from leisure (n.) + -ly (1). As an adverb, with -ly (2), from late 15c. Related: Leisureliness.

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