Definitions

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  • adj. leisurely
  • adj. without employment; idle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Leisurely.
  • adj. Vacant of employment; not occupied; idle; leisure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leisure; spare.
  • Leisurely; not hurried.

Etymologies

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leisure +‎ -able

Examples

  • This I confess, about seven years past, with some others of affinity thereto, for my private exercise and satisfaction, I had at leisurable hours composed; which being communicated unto one, it became common unto many, and was by transcription successively corrupted, until it arrived in a most depraved copy at the press.

    Religio Medici

  • Spenser, sought diligently to compose in the quantitative metres of the classics; Puttenham, the author of one of the first English treatises on the Art of Poetry (1589), declared that by "leisurable travail" one might "easily and commodiously lead all those feet of the ancients into our vulgar language"; but while they may have satisfied themselves

    The Principles of English Versification

  • This I confess, about seven years past, with some others of affinity thereto, for my private exercise and satisfaction, I had at leisurable hours composed; which being communicated unto one, it became common unto many, and was by transcription successively corrupted, untill it arrived in a most depraved copy at the press….

    XI. Of Selection

  • The more leisurable process of desiccation, by which, under modern storage, the components of a modern novel are released to fresh unions and activities admits, as Sir Thomas Browne would say, a wide solution, and was just the question to tease that good man.

    XI. Of Selection

  • In 1789 (July), just as M. Cuchet (good man and leisurable to the end) wound up his series with a last volume of the Suite des Mille et Un Nuits, they toppled over with the fall of the Bastille.

    Preface.

  • This, I confess, about seven years past, with some others of affinity thereto, for my private exercise and satisfaction, I had at leisurable hours composed; which being communicated unto one, it became common unto many, and was by Transcription successively corrupted, untill it arrived in a most depraved Copy at the Press.

    To the Reader

  • This I confess, about seven years past, with some others of affinity thereto, for my private exercise and satisfaction, I had at leisurable hours composed; which being communicated unto one, it became common unto many, and was by transcription successively corrupted, untill it arrived in a most depraved copy at the press ...

    On The Art of Reading

  • Our trade, steady and leisurable until the last week of March, then went up with a rush and continued at high pressure through April and

    The Adventures of Harry Revel

  • Old Nicky Vro, the ferryman, had pulled the same leisurable stroke for forty years now, and was not to be hurried.

    Shining Ferry

  • This I confess, about seven years past, with some others of affinity thereto, for my private exercise and satisfaction I had at leisurable hours composed; which being communicated unto one, it became common unto many, and was by transcription successively corrupted, until it arrived in a most depraved copy at the press.

    Sir Thomas Browne and his 'Religio Medici' an Appreciation

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