Definition of leisured in English:

leisured

adjective

  • 1Having ample leisure, especially through being rich:

    ‘the leisured classes’
    • ‘In the beginning they came from the leisured class of doctors, clergymen, and the landed gentry.’
    • ‘My point is rather that, because we are products of an affluent and leisured West, we have a special burden to remember how tenuous and fragile civilization remains outside our suburbs.’
    • ‘He had some medical training, then spent the rest of his life as a leisured gentleman in Dublin and London.’
    • ‘Today, the experience of old age is moving away from that of the wealthy leisured elite of Rome to one characterised by inequality and poverty.’
    • ‘Shonibare later addressed another well-known if bizarre pursuit of the leisured elite: the use of dogs in chasing and killing wild animals.’
    • ‘Is this a Utopian vision of the leisured society of the future, as liberated by technology?’
    • ‘What writers have to remember is that their precious novels are not read by leisured gentlemen, for two or three hours at a time, in the peace and quiet of a country-house library.’
    • ‘It should be consumed freely, and should be indemnified against the criticism of a leisured elite.’
    • ‘When the leisured classes took to skis, though, they did so first for amusement, then for sport.’
    • ‘Be this as it may, the study usefully foregrounds Wollstonecraft's critique of modern commercial society as well as the leisured elite.’
    • ‘Most fiction is about the leisure occupations of leisured people.’
    • ‘He could talk about the problems of the poor one moment, and the next contend that ‘it is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class.’’
    • ‘People in the pictures belonged to the leisured class at that time.’
    • ‘Born in 1942 into solidly middle-class circumstances, he was brought up enjoying the pursuits of the leisured classes of the 19th century.’
    • ‘Unlike her friends, other leisured wives of wealthy men, she loves her life as wife and mother and wishes for nothing more.’
    • ‘But with trade and with the first rumblings of the Industrial Revolution emerged a leisured, town-based middle class.’
    • ‘To my mind, golf can be categorized as an aristocratic game reserved exclusively for the leisured classes, big shots and whimsical big spenders.’
    • ‘At the same time, as members of a leisured class, these intellectuals had no part in the labour of production, and consequently their theories were divorced from practice.’
    • ‘But Scotland and Sunday can reveal that Pimm's, the drink most revered by England's leisured classes, is in fact made entirely in Scotland.’
    • ‘Enriched and enormously expanded by three generations of widening prosperity, the leisured classes of France had invested their gains in culture - which meant above all education.’
    1. 1.1 Leisurely:
      ‘the leisured life of his college’
      • ‘Here is a a more leisured pace of life and courteousness that are only a memory in the frantic bustle of Kuala Lumpur.’
      • ‘Beach imagery, backyard barbecues, and sport also became symbolic of a leisured lifestyle, and were reinforced with the rise of international tourism.’
      • ‘To forgo the leisured lifestyle, to abstain from epicurean pleasures of over-indulgence, is no mean task.’
      • ‘Monica enjoyed a privileged and leisured lifestyle, she did not have to work and had no children.’
      • ‘Even with my leisured lifestyle, I don't think I can spare the extra time to scan, argue, and answer.’
      • ‘Afternoon tea, eaten after a light lunch and before a larger mid-evening dinner, is considered an indicator of a leisured, comfortable existence.’
      • ‘In addition to providing Tarbell with subjects for portraiture, Emeline and her siblings served as models for figures in genre paintings of leisured genteel life.’
      slow, unhurried, relaxed, leisurely, unrushed, slow-moving, slow-going, slow and steady, easy, easy-going, gentle, comfortable, restful, undemanding, lazy, languid, languorous, plodding, dawdling, leisured, measured, steady
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Pronunciation:

leisured

/ˈlɛʒəd/