leisureliness


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lei·sure·ly

 (lē′zhər-lē, lĕzh′ər-)
adj.
Acting, proceeding, or done without haste; unhurried. See Synonyms at slow.
adv.
In an unhurried manner; slowly.

lei′sure·li·ness n.
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Noun1.leisureliness - slowness by virtue of being leisurely
deliberateness, unhurriedness, slowness, deliberation - a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
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He has not preserved the impression of Chapman's own play, of its bulk, of its vast, rich leisureliness; he could not in much less than half-a-day, and we thank heaven he did not try.
The whole scene is a prime instance of the quality Auerbach identified as the leisureliness of the Homeric style; in strict narrative terms, it does no more than get Odysseus from Point A, a beach on the island of Skheria, to Point B, the palace of the Phaeacians, who, once they have been impressed with the long-suffering wanderer's nobility of character, will speed him back to Ithaka at last.