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

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 See More
Recent Examples on the Web It's made from a lightweight, breathable viscose fabric that is soft against skin, has a lustrous finish, and elegantly drapes away from the body for a more flattering and relaxed fit. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 8 May 2022 Keeping your arms relaxed, explosively pull the bell back between your legs. Eric Leija, Men's Health, 6 May 2022 The cut is relaxed but more polished than, say, an extra-wide shoulder or to-the-knee hem. Aria Darcella, WSJ, 5 May 2022 The couple were known for hosting elegant dinner parties at the estate—Venet was an accomplished chef—at once resplendent and relaxed. Vogue, 29 Apr. 2022 Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles seemed pretty relaxed Tuesday afternoon. Dan Wiederer, Chicago Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Cruise ships are returning to the high seas as pandemic rules are relaxed and more boats return to their regular sailings. Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 Economists had expected a waning pandemic and relaxed Covid-era restrictions to prompt the return of more workers to the labor force, but that is not happening as fast as anticipated, Lusk said. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2022 Women who are looking for a baggy shape or a little extra room may want to get the men's loose shirt or relaxed fit instead. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Relaxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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