re·​laxed | \ri-ˈlakst \

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 , ri-​ˈlakst-​lē \ adverb
relaxedness \ ri-​ˈlak-​səd-​nəs , ri-​ˈlaks(t)-​nəs \ noun

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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The low-temperature drying allows the structure of the pasta to stay relaxed, which leaves small, breathable holes in the noodle. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Expensive Pasta Is Worth It—Here's Why," 18 June 2018 The ensembles focused on relaxed, work appropriate, casual elegance and, of course, the little black dress. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Club Holds 'Little Black Dress' Fashion Show," 12 June 2018 On the morning of May 25th, a Friday, Justin Trudeau, the prime minister, looked relaxed, dressed in jeans, having walked to his office opposite the parliament building in Ottawa. The Economist, "Donald Trump is undermining the rules-based international order," 7 June 2018 As the SEC’s annual meetings begin in Destin, Fla., Saban seems relaxed, content, and yes, happy — don’t mistake that for complacent, ever — and ready, as always, to tackle the next challenge. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "Alabama coach Nick Saban happy but not satisfied, so 'the Process' and the Tide roll on," 28 May 2018 From brunches that are ultra chic and stylish to relaxed and casual, raise a mimosa to the mom in your life., "22 things to do in Cleveland the weekend of May 10-13," 10 May 2018 Add a statement piece such as a dramatic serving bowl for a tablescape that's both wow-worthy and relaxed, or lift your look with un-fussy foliage. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Refreshing Pool Party Ideas That Are Afloat With Style," 3 May 2018 Detecting anxiety seemed to work, when compared to a relaxed state. Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "Can Biomusic Offer Kids With Autism a New Way to Communicate?," 2 Apr. 2018 The relaxed setting proved to be great for quotes from Payton, including one on how Drew Brees is not like former Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson. Clyde Verdin,, "So much for that vacation | Dunc & Holder recap," 30 Mar. 2018

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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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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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