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 But fresh clusters of infections, blamed on a mix of relaxed guidelines and complacency, have seen leaders forced to reimpose restrictions in some hotspots -- even as rules are eased elsewhere in the same country. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020 The log cabins and lodge rooms are relaxed, yet beyond comfortable. Sara Clemence, Travel + Leisure, "The Top 15 Resort Hotels in the Continental U.S.," 8 July 2020 Drastic efforts to restrict birth rates in the 1990s were relaxed after major pushback, with many parents paying bribes or registering children as the offspring of friends or other family members., "China Cuts Uighur Births With IUDs, Abortion, Sterilization," 1 July 2020 Initially, the bill would have prohibited the transfer of COVID-19 patients into nursing homes, but the language was relaxed. USA TODAY, "Unwanted masks, homeless count, pork processor cleared: News from around our 50 states," 25 June 2020 An executive order relaxed enforcement of liquor laws, making takeout and delivery alcohol possible. Katherine Fitzgerald, azcentral, "7 questions answered about dining at Arizona restaurants during coronavirus," 20 June 2020 The company has the largest khaki selection in styles such as slim, straight, classic, athletic, relaxed, big and tall. oregonlive, "Top fashion designers show off rainbow clothes, shoes, hats: ‘Pride won’t be canceled’," 16 June 2020 Police greeted the protestors with a prepared, but relaxed, posture; no riot gear, no long guns. Matt Farwell, The New Republic, "The Militarization of the American Hometown," 4 June 2020 The sixth day of protest in Washington brought a more relaxed yet still passionate and family-friend vibe. Susan Svrluga,, "Mayor relaxes D.C. curfew but tensions rise between city’s leaders, White House," 3 June 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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2 Aug 2020

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“Relaxed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 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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