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Words used to describe ways of living

austere

adjective

an austere way of living is simple and not very comfortable

back-to-nature

adjective

involving a simpler, more relaxed life in which you leave the city, grow your own food, and use less modern technology

bohemian

adjective

living or behaving in an informal way that is considered typical of artists and writers

enclosed

adjective

an enclosed community or way of life does not have much communication with the outside world

fast

adjective

a fast way of life is one in which you travel a lot, meet a lot of people, and do a lot of exciting things

gracious

adjective

gracious living and gracious buildings show a style of living enjoyed by people who have enough money to buy beautiful things

inactive

adjective

not taking part in physical activity or exercise

living

adjective

living areas or living conditions are ones in which people live, rather than ones in which they work

monastic

adjective

a monastic way of life is quiet and simple

New Age

adjective

New Age ideas and activities are not connected with the main churches or with traditional medical practices, ways of working, political systems, etc.

New Age

adjective

used about people who follow New Age ideas and activities

nomadic

adjective

moving from place to place rather than staying in one place

outdoorsy

adjective

enjoying outdoor activities like camping and walking

private

adjective

not connected with someone’s work or their public position

rootless

adjective

having no strong connections with any particular community and moving frequently from place to place

sedentary

adjective

involving a lot of sitting and not much exercise

settled

adjective

if you have a settled way of life, you stay permanently in one place or job or with one person

social

adjective

relating to activities that involve being with other people, especially activities that you do for pleasure

social

adjective

relating to society and to people’s lives in general

socially

adverb

in situations and activities that involve being with other people, especially for enjoyment

societal

adjective

relating to society or to the way that society is organized

suburban

adjective

in a suburb, or relating to a suburb

austerely

adverb

symbiotic

adjective

(as) to the manner born

as if a particular activity or style of living is completely natural for you

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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