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[lahyf-stahyl] /ˈlaɪfˌstaɪl/

the habits, attitudes, tastes, moral standards, economic level, etc., that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group.
pertaining to or catering to a certain lifestyle:
unhealthy lifestyle choices; lifestyle advertising; a luxury lifestyle hotel.
(of a drug) used to treat a medical condition that is not life-threatening or painful:
lifestyle drugs for baldness.
a set of attitudes, habits, or possessions associated with a particular person or group
such attitudes, etc, regarded as fashionable or desirable

suggestive of a fashionable or desirable lifestyle: a lifestyle café
(of a drug) designed to treat problems, such as impotence or excess weight, which affect a person’s quality of life rather than his or her health

also life-style, 1929, from life (n.) + style (n.); originally a specific term used by Austrian psychologist Alfred Adler (1870-1937); broader sense is by 1961.

lifestyle or life-style or life style
A way of life or style of living that reflects the attitudes and values of a person or group.


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