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[uhn-hur-eed, -huhr-] /ʌnˈhɜr id, -ˈhʌr-/
not hurried; leisurely; deliberate:
an unhurried day; an unhurried decision.
Origin of unhurried
1760-70; un-1 + hurried
Related forms
unhurriedly, adverb
unhurriedness, noun Unabridged
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  • He appeared not to know me, murmured an unhurried and general, "Excuse me," and went on.

    The Seven-Branched Candlestick Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
  • "This is better," he said, fingering it, unhurried as a man with hours to throw away.

    The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.
  • The Seraph treated him to a long, unhurried scrutiny, starting from the boots and working up to the freckled face and sandy hair.

    The Sixth Sense Stephen McKenna
  • Measured, unhurried; like the sounding of a bell for mass of a Sunday morning.

    Dust of the Desert Robert Welles Ritchie
  • She moved on with unhurried step, and turned towards the nearest cab-rank.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • unhurried, a true artist, he shaped one side of the rib to the other.

    The Spell of the White Sturgeon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Formal or informal, in the intimacy of the family circle or in a large group of friends the meal should be unhurried and calm.

    Book of Etiquette, Volume 2 Lillian Eichler Watson
  • In popular phrase, to be deliberate is to be slow, unhurried.

British Dictionary definitions for unhurried


leisurely or deliberate: an unhurried walk
Derived Forms
unhurriedly, adverb
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