re·​laxed | \ ri-ˈlakst How to pronounce relaxed (audio) \

Definition of relaxed

1 : freed from or lacking in precision or stringency
2 : set or being at rest or at ease
3 : easy of manner : informal
4 : somewhat loose-fitting and usually casual in style relaxed jeans

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Other Words from relaxed

relaxedly \ ri-​ˈlak-​səd-​lē How to pronounce relaxed (audio) , ri-​ˈlakst-​lē \ adverb
relaxedness \ ri-​ˈlak-​səd-​nəs How to pronounce relaxed (audio) , ri-​ˈlaks(t)-​nəs \ noun

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Examples of relaxed in a Sentence

Nothing makes me feel more relaxed than a nice hot bath. I used to get really nervous performing, but I'm pretty relaxed about it now. He's a very relaxed guy. The restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere. The seminar was very relaxed—we met at the professor's house instead of the lecture hall. We have a relaxed dress code at the office. a relaxed set of rules
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Recent Examples on the Web The Centurions runner was totally relaxed the first 200 meters as Cenci, the previous state leader, swept past her on the inside. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, "University City’s Wright steals the spotlight at Arcadia," 8 May 2021 In mid-April, India relaxed requirements for foreign vaccine makers and said India will accept vaccines if they had been approved by the World Health Organization or authorities in the U.S., Europe, the U.K, or Japan. Grady Mcgregor, Fortune, "India’s jab shortage has cut its daily vaccination rate in half," 4 May 2021 Financial markets are relaxed about the risk, for now, in the expectation the ECB will continue its large-scale purchases of government bonds, keeping countries’ borrowing costs down. Giovanni Legorano, WSJ, "Bidenomics Takes Root in Europe’s Economically Fragile South," 3 May 2021 States relaxed election rules to allow more voting by mail and the use of drop boxes to avoid spreading Covid-19. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, "Republican state lawmakers look to empower partisan poll watchers, setting off alarms about potential voter intimidation," 1 May 2021 In Las Vegas, occupancy limits will be relaxed but not lifted completely this weekend at businesses including stores, spas, saunas and strip clubs. Ken Ritter, Star Tribune, "Vegas tourism, airport, casinos show rebound from virus," 27 Apr. 2021 Environmental standards for fuel were relaxed to bolster supply and head off a spike in gas prices, among several other environmental regulations. Whizy Kim,, "Thanks To Climate Change & COVID, Disaster Capitalism Is Thriving," 22 Apr. 2021 Not allowing a baserunner beyond first base until the fifth inning, Floyd Central starting pitcher Casey Sorg got relaxed after each pitch and inning. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Bellarmine commit Sorg lifts Floyd Central baseball to win over rival New Albany," 15 Apr. 2021 But in 2003, at the department’s request, the guidelines were relaxed. New York Times, "He Was Convicted of a Bombing Plot. Was It a Setup?," 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of relaxed

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of relaxed was circa 1623

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11 May 2021

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“Relaxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of relaxed

: calm and free from stress, worry, or anxiety : not worried or tense
: informal and comfortable
: not strict or carefully controlled

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