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.

1925–30; life + style Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
lifestyle (ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl)
1.  a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
2.  such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable
3.  (NZ)
 a.  a luxurious semirural manner of living
 b.  (as modifier): a lifestyle property
4.  suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestyle: a lifestyle café
5.  (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

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Word Origin & History

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

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.

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Example sentences
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
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