Leisure class



The rich, so called because they can afford not to work. The term was made current by the economist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class.

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  • Leisured

    [lee-zherd, lezh-erd] /ˈli ʒərd, ˈlɛʒ ərd/ adjective 1. having : the leisured classes. 2. characterized by ; ; unhurried: the leisured manner of his walk. /ˈlɛʒəd/ adjective 1. (usually prenominal) having much leisure, as through unearned wealth: the leisured classes 2. unhurried or relaxed: in a leisured manner

  • Leisure-home

    noun 1. a house for use on weekends, vacations, or the like.



  • Leisures

    [lee-zher, lezh-er] /ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər/ noun 1. freedom from the demands of work or duty: She looked forward to retirement and a life of leisure. 2. time free from the demands of work or duty, when one can rest, enjoy hobbies or sports, etc.: Most evenings he had the leisure in which to follow […]

  • Leisurely

    [lee-zher-lee, lezh-er-] /ˈli ʒər li, ˈlɛʒ ər-/ adjective 1. acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried; deliberate: a leisurely conversation. 2. showing or suggesting ample ; unhurried: a leisurely manner. adverb 3. in a leisurely manner; without haste: to travel leisurely. /ˈlɛʒəlɪ/ adjective 1. unhurried; relaxed adverb 2. without haste; in a relaxed way adj. […]



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