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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɛʒɜli/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈliʒɚli/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From leisure +‎ -ly.


leisurely (comparative more leisurely, superlative most leisurely)

  1. Characterized by leisure; taking plenty of time; unhurried.
    He goes about his business in a leisurely manner
    As we had a free morning, we went on a leisurely walk around the city.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From leisurelily, by haplology.


leisurely (comparative more leisurely, superlative most leisurely)

  1. In a leisurely manner.
    • 1838, Catherine Grace Frances Gore, Mary Raymond, and Other Tales, volume 2, page 124:
      For some minutes he walked leisurely but uncollectedly, along the line of stalls; as if contemplating the rich display of summer fruits still remaining unsold.
    • 1943, Raymond Chandler, The High Window, Penguin, published 2005, page 37:
      Sunset Crescent Drive curved leisurely north from Sunset Boulevard, well beyond the Bel-Air Country Club golf-course.
    • 2008, “Home on the Range”‎[2]performed by Lisa Loeb:
      Oh give me a land / where the bright diamond sand / flows leisurely down to the stream
      where the graceful white swan / goes gliding along / like a star in a heavenly dream.