leisurely

[ lee-zher-lee, lezh-er- ]
/ ˈli ʒər li, ˈlɛʒ ər- /

adjective

acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate: a leisurely conversation.
showing or suggesting ample leisure; unhurried: a leisurely manner.

adverb

in a leisurely manner; without haste: to travel leisurely.

Nearby words

  1. leisure class,
  2. leisure home,
  3. leisure sickness,
  4. leisure suit,
  5. leisured,
  6. leisurewear,
  7. leith,
  8. leitmotif,
  9. leitrim,
  10. leix

Origin of leisurely

1480–90; earlier laiserly (adv.). See leisure, -ly

Related formslei·sure·li·ness, lei·sure·ness, nounun·lei·sure·ly, adjective

Synonym study

1. See slow.

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British Dictionary definitions for leisurely

leisurely

/ (ˈlɛʒəlɪ) /

adjective

unhurried; relaxed

adverb

without haste; in a relaxed way
Derived Formsleisureliness, noun

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Word Origin and History for leisurely

leisurely

adj.

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

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