leisure class

class of wealthy people who do not have to work for a living

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • leisure — leisurable, adj. leisureless, adj. /lee zheuhr, lezh euhr/, n. 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 …   Universalium

  • leisure — lei•sure [[t]ˈli ʒər, ˈlɛʒ ər[/t]] n. 1) freedom from the demands of work or duty: a life of leisure[/ex] 2) time free from the demands of work or duty: the leisure to pursue hobbies[/ex] 3) unhurried ease: a work written with leisure[/ex] 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • leisure, conspicuous — See leisure class …   Dictionary of sociology

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