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All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
John Gunther

Meaning of "leisurely" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LEISURELY

leisurely  [ˈlɛʒəlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEISURELY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Leisurely can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES LEISURELY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

leisurely

Leisure

Leisure, or free time, is time spent away from business, work, domestic chores, and education. It also excludes time spent on necessary activities such as sleeping. The distinction between leisure and unavoidable activities is not a rigidly defined one, e.g. people sometimes do work-oriented tasks for pleasure as well as for long-term utility. A distinction may also be drawn between free time and leisure. For example, Situationist International maintains that free time is illusory and rarely free; economic and social forces appropriate free time from the individual and sell it back to them as the commodity known as "leisure". Certainly most people's leisure activities are not a completely free choice, and may be constrained by social pressures, e.g. people may be coerced into spending time gardening by the need to keep up with the standard of neighbouring gardens. Another concept of leisure is social leisure, which involves leisurely activities in a social settings, such as extracurricular activities, e.g. sports, clubs. Leisure studies is the academic discipline concerned with the study and analysis of leisure.

Definition of leisurely in the English dictionary

The definition of leisurely in the dictionary is unhurried; relaxed. Other definition of leisurely is without haste; in a relaxed way.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEISURELY


actually
ˈæktʃʊəlɪ
badgerly
ˈbædʒəlɪ
clearly
ˈklɪəlɪ
especially
ɪˈspɛʃəlɪ
evangely
ɪˈvændʒəlɪ
eventually
ɪˈvɛntʃʊəlɪ
finally
ˈfaɪnəlɪ
formerly
ˈfɔːməlɪ
generally
ˈdʒɛnrəlɪ
gingerly
ˈdʒɪndʒəlɪ
hourly
ˈaʊəlɪ
Italy
ˈɪtəlɪ
majorly
ˈmeɪdʒəlɪ
nearly
ˈnɪəlɪ
normally
ˈnɔːməlɪ
originally
əˈrɪdʒɪnəlɪ
particularly
pəˈtɪkjʊləlɪ
soldierly
ˈsəʊldʒəlɪ
unleisurely
ʌnˈlɛʒəlɪ
unsoldierly
ʌnˈsəʊldʒəlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEISURELY

leish
leishmania
leishmanial
leishmaniasis
leishmaniosis
leisler
leister
leisurable
leisurably
leisure
leisure centre
leisure complex
leisure industry
leisure occupations
leisure sickness
leisure suit
leisure time
leisured
leisureliness
leisurewear

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEISURELY

barely
cocksurely
creaturely
demurely
entirely
featurely
immaturely
impurely
insecurely
maturely
merely
obscurely
prematurely
purely
rarely
rely
securely
surely
unpurely
unsurely

Synonyms and antonyms of leisurely in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEISURELY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «leisurely» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of leisurely

Translation of «leisurely» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEISURELY

Find out the translation of leisurely to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of leisurely from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «leisurely» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

从容的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lento
570 millions of speakers

English

leisurely
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इत्मीनान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

على مهل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

неторопливо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

calmo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যস্ততাহীন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

décontracté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Santai
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geruhsam
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

のんびりした
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

여유로운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Leisurely
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thung dung
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிதானமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Leisurely
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yavaş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tranquillo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

spokojnie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

неквапливо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe îndelete
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαλαρό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rustige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

maklig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bedagelig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of leisurely

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEISURELY»

The term «leisurely» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.903 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEISURELY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «leisurely» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «leisurely» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about leisurely

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «LEISURELY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word leisurely.
1
Amy Bloom
Short stories have no net. The writer cannot take a leisurely sixty pages to get things moving, or make a side trip onto a barely related subject, or slack off in the last forty pages. Everything is right now, right here, in the reader's grasp and mind's eye. The writer has twenty to thirty pages to entice, seduce, enter, and alter the reader.
2
Regina Brett
Cooking involves a deadline and hungry people and ingredients that expire in a week. It's stressful. Cooking happens on the stove and on the clock. Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely.
3
Billy Campbell
The first trip I remember taking was on the train from Virginia up to New York City, watching the summertime countryside rolling past the window. They used white linen tablecloths in the dining car in those days, and real silver. I love trains to this day. Maybe that was the beginning of my fixation with leisurely modes of travel.
4
Andrew Davies
Novels often have leisurely openings; a TV drama needs an arresting opening.
5
John Gunther
All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.
6
Phyllis Logan
When I go out, I love to put on mascara and lipstick, but I simply don't have time for leisurely facials and treatments. Going to the beauticians is not a priority for me, as when I'm off work, there is always so much catching up in the house to do.
7
Willie Mays
Baseball is a game, yes. It is also a business. But what is most truly is is disguised combat. For all its gentility, its almost leisurely pace, baseball is violence under wraps.
8
Edward Ruscha
Traveling is irritating to me, but not driving. Going to the airport makes me nervous, but when I set out to just take a leisurely drive, it's blue skies and puffy clouds and time.
9
Charles Sturt
We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster, on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
10
Sarah Waters
I love research. Sometimes I think writing novels is just an excuse to allow myself this leisurely time of getting to know a period and reading its books and watching its films. I see it as a real treat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEISURELY»

Discover the use of leisurely in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to leisurely and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in ...
Asserting that morality and geography cannot be fully understood in isolation from one another, Leisurely Islam offers a colorful new understanding of the most powerful community in Lebanon today.
Lara Deeb, Mona Harb, 2013
2
Sunday Brunch: Simple, Delicious Recipes for Leisurely Mornings
A collection of eighty light brunch recipes features ideas for eggs, tarts, pancakes, waffles, muffins, and fruit dishes, and offers cooking tips, equipment advice, and menu suggestions.
Betty Rosbottom, 2012
3
A Leisurely Pursuit: Splendid Hardwood Antiquities from the ...
This volume is a richly illustrated and well-documented catalogue featuring a private Hong Kong collection.
Curtis Evarts, 2000
4
A Leisurely Journey
This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series.
William Leonard Gage, 2010
5
Cycling Across North America: A Leisurely Route from Coast ...
These senior authors had one mission: try to travel across the U.S. and avoid the big climbs and the vast open spaces.
Lue Christian, Shannon Christian, 2000
6
A Leisurely Tour in England
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.
James John Hissey, 2010
7
Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
John Steinbeck, Edward F. Ricketts, 2009
8
Investigating English Discourse: Language, Literacy and ...
Its movements were leisurely. They were leisurely enough for Mr Verloc to recognise the limb and the weapon. They were leisurely enough for him to take in the full meaning of the portent, and to taste the flavour of death rising in his gorge.
Ronald Carter, 1997
9
Cooking for the Week: Leisurely Weekend Cooking for Easy ...
In Cooking for the Week, weekend dinners are designed to provide plenty of leftovers, which are then used in clever weekday recipes.
Diane Morgan, Kathleen Taggart, Dan Taggart, 1999
10
Wanderings on the Italian Riviera; The Record of a Leisurely ...
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Frederic Lees, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEISURELY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term leisurely is used in the context of the following news items.
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10 Reasons Why Aspen Is Definitely Better In the Summer - Yahoo
From leisurely walks ideal for Instagram snaps to serious, sweat-inducing workouts, Aspen has a hiking or biking excursion just waiting for you. «Yahoo Travel, Jul 15»
2
​On the fast track to spa success | afr.com
Some spa directors would have balked at the challenge. Spa treatments are by definition leisurely experiences that leave you totally relaxed. «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
3
Luxury home market ripe for renting — PHOTOS | Las Vegas …
Amortized mortgages come later at a more leisurely, informed and personally experienced pace. In the valley, the west side is a hot bed of ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
4
Jane's Addiction Mount Currie Stage, Pemberton BC, July 18
A charming rendition of "Jane Says" saw the steel drums and bongos get some action, Farrell leisurely sipping from a red cup and performing ... «Exclaim!, Jul 15»
5
Charlotte steps up scrutiny, regulation of hookah bars - WBTV 3 …
And while the city's hookah bars range in atmosphere from nightclub to coffee house, you're more likely to encounter leisurely conversation ... «WBTV, Jul 15»
6
Eddy Eats: Norton Tavern, Station Road, Norton … - Evening Gazette
All the food was excellent, well cooked and hot, and served in a comfortable atmosphere which made for a leisurely Sunday lunch - perfect. «Gazette Live, Jul 15»
7
Summertime Blues... | Speaking of Business
Light, subtle colors like ivory, beige, white, pale yellow, and light gray also evoke a more leisurely and relaxed feel, encouraging customers to ... «Ocala, Jul 15»
8
Good, beyond all the news and bytes - The Hindu
It is set in a rather leisurely pace, but it does not test your patience. It has its moments too, such as the sequence on the audition for ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
9
The Cheat Sheet: Rally Rumble Edition - Live5News.com …
Just in time for your Sunday afternoon leisurely reading, it's The Cheat Sheet! This week, it's chock full of all your South Carolina political news ... «Live 5 News, Jul 15»
10
UCD 1-2 Liverpool XI: Students narrowly defeated by young Reds …
The first half began in a leisurely fashion, with the home side allowing Liverpool extensive periods of time in possession. Liverpool often looked ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»

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