relaxed

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

Synonyms & Antonyms for relaxed

Synonyms

canny [chiefly Scottish], comfortable, comfy, cozy, snug

Antonyms

uncomfortable

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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

Meghan Markle showed off her relaxed (and very California!) new mom style while holding 2-month-old son Archie. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Prince William Go Head-to-Head in Charity Polo Match — with Their Kids Watching!," 10 July 2019 The [originally relaxed] vole grooms and licks the mate because that produces oxytocin, which lowers the level of stress hormone. Sigal Samuel, Vox, "How your brain invents morality," 8 July 2019 There was a healthy market for relaxed, all-day venues that happened to serve excellent meals. Wine Australia, Bon Appétit, "How Three Aussie Gents Brought Australian Café Culture to New York City," 8 July 2019 Some cat breeds are closely associated with specific behaviors: Ragdolls, for example, are often viewed as relaxed, friendly and affectionate, while Russian Blues are considered more intelligent and reserved. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Your Cat’s Attitude Actually Is Closely Linked to Its Breed, Survey Shows," 19 June 2019 The Windsor Enclosure is the most relaxed, with no dress code at all. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 18 June 2019 But if regulations on coal plants, cars and other emissions are relaxed, the air quality will deteriorate, said Carnegie Mellon University engineering professor Neil Donahue. Anchorage Daily News, "US air quality slips after years of improvement," 18 June 2019 In the early solar system, objects traveled through space at a more relaxed pace, before growing planetary embryos stirred things up. Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com, "Rubber-Ducky Comets May Have Taken a Violent Beating," 3 May 2018 Southerners are more relaxed about religion: Banyan’s driver in Chennai patronised various Hindu temples but went to church too. The Economist, "Why India’s south confounds the otherwise all-conquering Narendra Modi," 21 June 2019

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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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More Definitions for relaxed

relaxed

adjective

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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