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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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  • Then in a level voice he told her all, unhurriedly and without any apparent emotion.

    Chivalry James Branch Cabell
  • The Committee Meeting was taken comfortably and unhurriedly in her stride.

    Sonia Between two Worlds Stephen McKenna
  • unhurriedly Johnson picked up the papers and removed a rubber binder.

    Delayed Action Charles Vincent De Vet
  • unhurriedly, it was worked closer to Earth until it came within range of giant scanners.

    Oneness James H. Schmitz
  • For everywhere men would crack a rustic jest or two, unhurriedly.

    Chivalry James Branch Cabell
  • Thus the fat man's mind acts as his body acts—evenly, unhurriedly, easefully and comfortably.

    How to Analyze People on Sight Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
  • unhurriedly, Don walked through the empty corridors, turning at a stairwell.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • He was away from London for three weeks; and in that time he unhurriedly made up his mind to marry her.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
  • He got up, unhurriedly, and again walked to the stable door, looking in at Purgatory.

    'Drag' Harlan Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The voices of few men have been as unhurriedly deadly as was that of him who Harrigan that night.

British Dictionary definitions for unhurriedly


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