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.

Origin of leisurely

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

Related forms

lei·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 Forms

leisureliness, noun
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