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 former Full House star rocked out on a red, white, and blue electric guitar, while Buffett looked relaxed as ever while strumming an acoustic guitar on the last two tracks. Rita Thompson, Billboard, "The Beach Boys Join Forces With John Stamos & Jimmy Buffett For Epic 4th of July Performance: Watch," 5 July 2018 About a half dozen California Highway Patrol officers and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department deputies gathered inside the Starbucks on Main Street to listen to community concerns and answer questions in a relaxed, non-threatening environment. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Officers host Coffee with a Cop," 19 June 2018 As Dandler appeared to become relaxed, Tran capitalized. Josh Criswell,, "Newport Beach’s Paul Dandler’s run ends at Southern California Junior Sectional Championships," 17 June 2018 He's pictured with a relaxed-looking Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines and his wife Imelda in 1977., "Bloomberg," 14 May 2018 Walmart employees of the U.S. kick back: that dress code is about to get a little more relaxed. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Walmart Employees Rejoice, You Soon May Be Able to Burn Those Khakis," 20 Apr. 2018 True to form, the Duchess is attentively listening to the Prince with direct eye contact and relaxed hand gestures. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Body Language Experts Analyze Meghan Markle's Relationship With the Royal Family," 15 June 2018 Bieber, on the other hand, maintained a relaxed look in a black T-shirt, gym shorts, and an odd footwear choice: a pair of white hotel slippers. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber Take Couples Style to the Next Level in Versace," 6 July 2018 The result is a relaxed state of mind, but larger benefits were not realized after an short stay in the salt studio. Ethan May, Indianapolis Star, "Sitting in a room of salt is a new trend in Indianapolis. Here's how it works.," 29 June 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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