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

Synonyms & Antonyms for relaxed


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



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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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Yesterday, the socialite took a dip in the ocean while her husband James Matthews relaxed nearby. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Packed a Biondi London Bikini for a Tropical Getaway With Her Family," 3 Jan. 2019 The atmosphere is elevated (that is, for Galveston) but relaxed. Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips from Houston," 12 Oct. 2018 Its purpose is to provide young adults a relaxed environment to connect with like-minded peers by meeting at breweries. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Phoenix religious groups woo Millennials with beer, art and social events," 16 June 2018 Some do the big chop and cut off their relaxed hair after a few months, some wear braids and other protective styles during the grow-out phase, and others style their hair throughout the transition. Ni'kesia Pannell, SELF, "10 Natural Hair Bloggers Share Their Best Advice for Transitioning," 22 May 2018 Even the Queen seems uncharacteristically relaxed as she and the 96-year-old Duke of Edinburgh are joined by three generations of their family. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Who's Who in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Portraits?," 22 May 2018 From Ellen DeGeneres' first standup special in years to more Hallmark premieres, most of these TV shows and movies will put you in a pretty relaxed place—a good thing, because holiday madness is swiftly approaching. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "10 TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week Before the Holidays," 16 Dec. 2018 The kids stole the show in the Cambridge's more relaxed Christmas portrait. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla's 2018 Christmas Card Is a Sweet Nod to Prince Louis," 14 Dec. 2018 The relaxed sweater is perfect for lounging around the house, running errands, or hanging out with friends and family. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "Pinterest Says Popcorn Sweaters Are the Biggest Trend This Christmas," 7 Dec. 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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