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

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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 Swedish government has deferred to him and his fellow scientists to set the rules for a relaxed semi-shutdown of Swedish society in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Peter Coy,, "The Swedish Model Trades More Disease for Less Economic Damage," 16 May 2020 Its hip, relaxed accommodations come with access to the hotel’s digital concierge, Kipsu, who’s available by text no matter the time of day. 4. Adam Lapetina, Travel + Leisure, "10 Affordable and Stylish Hotels in Los Angeles," 16 May 2020 Taking advantage of newly relaxed laws, many bars are doing a brisk trade in to-go cocktails in New York, Los Angeles, Denver and elsewhere. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "Canned Cocktails in Quarantine Make Mixing a One-Step Process," 14 May 2020 Citing an acute shortage of N95 masks, government officials relaxed standards in March. Martha Mendoza, Fortune, "‘It’s just unprecedented’: Counterfeit face masks are reaching frontline health care workers in U.S.," 13 May 2020 On a recent 100-degree morning, Schilens stood smiling with a relaxed disposition awaiting a new day in front of Fire Station 11 in central Phoenix. Dana Scott, azcentral, "Retired NFL players following their second dreams with Phoenix Fire Department," 11 May 2020 Some places of worship found this relaxed restriction confusing, given that most of Indiana is in Stage 2 of Holcomb's plan, which limits gatherings to 25 people. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Positive cases of COVID-19 and deaths continue to climb in Indiana's Clark County," 5 May 2020 Nigeria relaxed lockdowns in its capital, Abuja, and its biggest city, Lagos, with markets, stores, malls, and construction companies opening. Jason Horowitz,, "Italy eases virus lockdown, and gets first reckoning of toll," 4 May 2020 The dire new forecast came as more local leaders relaxed restrictions on residents and businesses. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "White House disavows administration forecast of 3,000 coronavirus deaths a day by June," 4 May 2020

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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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20 May 2020

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“Relaxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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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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