leisure

Leisure is time off, spare time, sweet sweet freedom from the demands of work. It's like playtime for grown-ups.

Leisure is time away from commitments like work or school. Leisure activities might include windsailing, golfing, crocheting a portrait of Betsy Ross, staring at one's navel, whatever. It's the freedom to do what the heck you want. It's not time for punching the clock or writing a paper on the role of matchsticks in the Industrial Revolution; it's kick-your-shoes-off time. If you read a book at your leisure, there's no rush. Leisure is more rare for some than others. "The billionaire was a woman of leisure," but leisure time is a luxury for most.

Definitions of leisure
  1. noun
    time available for ease and relaxation
    “his job left him little leisure
    synonyms: leisure time
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    free time, spare time
    time that is free from duties or responsibilities
    holiday, vacation
    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure
    playday, playtime
    time for play or diversion
    half-term
    a short vacation about halfway through a school term
    vac
    informal term for vacation
    field day, outing, picnic
    a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
    honeymoon
    a holiday taken by a newly married couple
    paid vacation
    a vacation from work by an employee with pay granted
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    time off
    a time period when you are not required to work
  2. noun
    freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
    “he lacked the leisure for golf”
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    vacationing
    the act of taking a vacation
    busman's holiday
    a holiday where you do the same things you do at work
    caravanning
    the practice of taking holidays in a caravan
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    ease, relaxation, repose, rest
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
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