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[lee-zherd, lezh-erd]
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  1. having leisure: the leisured classes.
  2. characterized by leisure; leisurely; unhurried: the leisured manner of his walk.
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Origin of leisured

First recorded in 1625–35; leisure + -ed3
Related formsun·lei·sured, adjective
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Related Words

idle, inactive, jobless, underemployed, down, loafing, free, disengaged, fired, resting, unoccupied, unused, leisured, unapplied, unengaged

Examples from the Web for leisured

Historical Examples

  • Now savages, as a rule, are all in the "leisured class," all sportsmen.

    Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1

    Andrew Lang

  • All must go together, to be sorted with leisured care subsequently.

  • Hither fled the timid for safety, and the leisured for learning.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2

    M.F and B. McM. Mansfield

  • My heart took on the gigantic, leisured stride of what had been.

    Incredible Adventures

    Algernon Blackwood

  • Instead, I am supposed to belong to the leisured classes, and never have a moment.

British Dictionary definitions for leisured


  1. (usually prenominal) having much leisure, as through unearned wealththe leisured classes
  2. unhurried or relaxedin a leisured manner
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