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leisurely Syllabification: lei·sure·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈlēZHərlē/

Definition of leisurely in English:


Acting or done at leisure; unhurried or relaxed: a leisurely breakfast at our hotel
More example sentences
  • It can take off from a relatively small runway and cruise at the leisurely pace of a car.
  • The walk is taken at a leisurely pace and is a very pleasant way to spend a summer's evening.
  • It is recommended that you plan a minimum of three weeks to see both islands at a leisurely pace.
unhurried, relaxed, easy, gentle, sedate, comfortable, restful, undemanding, slow, lazy


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Without hurry: couples strolled leisurely along
More example sentences
  • Some cognac with a nutty finish may be leisurely consumed at her Watergate apartment.
  • I must wake up early every day to exercise and read the newspapers leisurely.
  • It's more like a nice cup of tea - to be enjoyed leisurely and with a degree of reflection.


Pronunciation: /ˈlēZHərlēnis/ /ˈleZHərlēnis/
Example sentences
  • Watching a videotape of Touching the Void at home, a fortnight after seeing it at the cinema, I noticed the music more, and the leisureliness, and the mythical subtext beneath the facts, with Joe Simpson as the archetypal wounded hero.
  • Where unceasing mobility turns into a stressful burden, a desire for leisureliness and unharriedness is likely to grow.
  • Its thinking is leisurely, because today revolt requires leisureliness and not speed.

Words that rhyme with leisurely

niggardly • sluggardly
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