- 1. adjective /ˈlɛʒɜli,ˈliʒɚli/Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk.
Warwick passed through one of the wide brick arches and traversed the building with a leisurely step.2. adverb /ˈlɛʒɜli,ˈliʒɚli/In a leisurely manner.
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Leisurely — Lei sure*ly (l[=e] zh[ u]r*l[y^]), a. Characterized by leisure; taking abundant time; not hurried; as, a leisurely manner; a leisurely walk. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Leisurely — Lei sure*ly, adv. In a leisurely manner. Addison. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
leisurely — [adj] casual, unhurried comfortable, delayed, deliberate, dilatory, easy, free, gentle, laggard, laid back*, languid, lax, lazy, relaxed, restful, slack, slackened, slow, slow moving, unhasty; concepts 550,584,799 Ant. hectic, hurried leisurely… … New thesaurus
leisurely — [lē′zhərlē, lezh′ərlē] adj. characterized by or having leisure; without haste; deliberate; slow [to make a leisurely inspection of a place] adv. in an unhurried manner … English World dictionary
leisurely — index deliberate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
leisurely — (adj.) c.1600, from LEISURE (Cf. leisure) (n.) + LY (Cf. ly) (1). As an adverb, with LY (Cf. ly) (2), from late 15c. Related: Leisureliness … Etymology dictionary
leisurely — deliberate, *slow, dilatory, laggard Analogous words: relaxed, slack, lax (see LOOSE): slackened, retarded, delayed (see DELAY): easy, *comfortable, restful Antonyms: hurried: abrupt Contrasted words: hasty, speedy, quick, *fast, rapid: * … New Dictionary of Synonyms
leisurely — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relaxed and unhurried. ► ADVERB ▪ without hurry. DERIVATIVES leisureliness noun … English terms dictionary
leisurely — lei|sure|ly [ˈleʒəli US ˈli:ʒərli] adj if you do something in a leisurely way, you do it in a slow, relaxed way, without hurrying ▪ After lunch we went for a leisurely stroll. ▪ working at a leisurely pace >leisurely adv ▪ He sipped leisurely… … Dictionary of contemporary English
leisurely — [[t]le̱ʒə(r)li, AM li͟ːʒ [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A leisurely action is done in a relaxed and unhurried way. Lunch was a leisurely affair... Tweed walked at a leisurely pace. ADV GRADED: ADV with v Leisurely is also an adverb. We walked… … English dictionary
leisurely — leisureliness, leisureness, n. /lee zheuhr lee, lezh euhr /, adj. 1. acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate: a leisurely conversation. 2. showing or suggesting ample leisure; unhurried: a leisurely manner. adv. 3. in a… … Universalium