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What is the difference between saunter, amble and stroll? I'm especially interested in their order based on how much enjoyment each of them implies. I have already looked on a few sites, but the data isn't consistent. It makes me think that it depends on area where it is used. Any explanation will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

The sites I have checked:

https://www.englishforums.com/English/StrollSaunter/cgmng/amp.htm

https://hinative.com/en-US/questions/100724

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What is the difference between saunter, amble and stroll?

I don't disagree with what is said in the link you gave.

But let me just add this. In my experience, the only one of these three that you are likely to hear in everyday English is 'stroll'.

Clive

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Clive

What is the difference between saunter, amble and stroll?

I don't disagree with what is said in the link you gave.

But let me just add this. In my experience, the only one of these three that you are likely to hear in everyday English is 'stroll'.

Clive

Which link do you agree with? In one of them it is written that saunter implies being arrogant and in the other it is written that it just means walking slowly and really enjoying it. That's the thing that puzzles me.

It can mean either, depending on the context.

eg After a difficult day at the office, I relax by sauntering in the park.

eg Your boss says 'You are always late for work. Everybody else arrives at 8 o'clock but you always come sauntering in at 9."

Clive

I get it now.

Thank you so much for the replies!

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In fact, I have one more question, just to completely clarify everything.

So, stroll and amble can't be used to express the arrogant and irresponsible behaviour?

Thank you in advance!

So, stroll and amble can't be used to express the arrogant and irresponsible behaviour? Yes, they can. You asked me about 'saunter'.

Remember I said that the word 'stroll' is the most common of the three.

Clive

Clive

So, stroll and amble can't be used to express the arrogant and irresponsible behaviour? Yes, they can. You asked me about 'saunter'.

Remember I said that the word 'stroll' is the most common of the three.

Clive

So, they are all used completely interchangeably? The only difference is 'stroll' being used a lot more frequently, right?
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So, they are all used completely interchangeably? I'd never say this because someone is sure to come up with an example that disproves it.

Clive