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[lahyf-stahyl] /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/
the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group.
pertaining to or catering to a certain lifestyle:
unhealthy lifestyle choices; lifestyle advertising; a luxury lifestyle hotel.
(of a drug) used to treat a medical condition that is not life-threatening or painful:
lifestyle drugs for baldness.
Also, life style, life-style.
Origin of lifestyle
1925-30; life + style Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for lifestyle
  • Perhaps life is too busy, change too difficult and having to reduce your lifestyle is unacceptable.
  • His is the life of programmer-as-rock-star-often spent among real-life rock stars-with the lifestyle that that implies.
  • Technology provide an exciting lifestyle experience.
  • And in a relatively brief period, the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was all but extinguished.
  • The more energy efficient a car is, the smaller it is, so buying one is a lifestyle change.
  • Plus, being exposed to cosmic radiation for years and years and years cannot be a good lifestyle choice.
  • The adventuresome food complements the local lifestyle.
  • lifestyle changes can help reduce stress on affected joints.
  • The ideal individual will promote wellness by leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Find out how much water it really takes to support your lifestyle.
British Dictionary definitions for lifestyle


a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable
  1. a luxurious semirural manner of living
  2. (as modifier): a lifestyle property
suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestyle: a lifestyle café
(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person's quality of life rather than his or her health
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lifestyle

also life-style, 1929, from life (n.) + style (n.); originally a specific term used by Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937); broader sense is by 1961.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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lifestyle in Medicine

lifestyle or life-style or life style
A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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