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[lee-zherd, lezh-erd] /ˈli ʒərd, ˈlɛʒ ərd/
having leisure:
the leisured classes.
characterized by leisure; leisurely; unhurried:
the leisured manner of his walk.
Origin of leisured
1625-35; leisure + -ed3
Related forms
unleisured, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Long and narrow wings give a swift and rapid flight, broad round wings a slow and leisured flight.

  • Now savages, as a rule, are all in the "leisured class," all sportsmen.

  • The leisured progress of the scene gave Jenny her first opportunity to scan the audience.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • All must go together, to be sorted with leisured care subsequently.

    The King of Diamonds Louis Tracy
  • The leisured class of England consists of both sexes, that of America practically of one only.

    The Land of Contrasts James Fullarton Muirhead
  • Hither fled the timid for safety, and the leisured for learning.

    Romantic Ireland; volume 2/2 M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
  • Obviously, there is no place at Temple University for students who care only for a few years of leisured ease.

  • My heart took on the gigantic, leisured stride of what had been.

    Incredible Adventures Algernon Blackwood
  • All civilisation, in so far as it proceeds from and involves a "leisured class," sets up a perpetual risk of new morbid phases.

    The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson
  • Fortunately, however, it is not the leisured and the cultured who have to pay.

    Crome Yellow Aldous Huxley
British Dictionary definitions for leisured


(usually prenominal) having much leisure, as through unearned wealth: the leisured classes
unhurried or relaxed: in a leisured manner
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