: feeling relaxed and happy because something difficult or unpleasant has been stopped, avoided, or made easier : feeling relief

Full Definition of RELIEVED

:  experiencing or showing relief especially from anxiety or pent-up emotions
re·liev·ed·ly \-ˈlē-vəd-lē\ adverb

Examples of RELIEVED

  1. I was relieved to hear that you're feeling better.
  2. He was greeted at the door by his much relieved mother.

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