or life style, life-style

[ lahyf-stahyl ]
/ ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl /


the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group.


pertaining to or catering to a certain lifestyle: unhealthy lifestyle choices; lifestyle advertising; a luxury lifestyle hotel.
(of a drug) used to treat a medical condition that is not life-threatening or painful: lifestyle drugs for baldness.

Origin of lifestyle

First recorded in 1925–30; life + style Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for lifestyle

/ (ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl) /


a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable
  1. a luxurious semirural manner of living
  2. (as modifier)a lifestyle property


suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestylea lifestyle café
(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person's quality of life rather than his or her health
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Medical definitions for lifestyle



A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.
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