re·​lieved | \ ri-ˈlēvd How to pronounce relieved (audio) \

Definition of relieved

: experiencing or showing relief especially from anxiety or pent-up emotions

Other Words from relieved

relievedly \ ri-​ˈlē-​vəd-​lē How to pronounce relieved (audio) \ adverb

Examples of relieved in a Sentence

I was relieved to hear that you're feeling better. He was greeted at the door by his much relieved mother.
Recent Examples on the Web Her mother is relieved to see that Polina is starting to feel less afraid. Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, 1 June 2022 So relieved to finally have an audience see this film, and so grateful to have been able to make this movie with George and with Tilda. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2022 Democrats are relieved to see a 6.7% boost in domestic spending over the most recent spending agreements enacted under the Trump administration. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2022 And he was relieved to learn that none of his managers were Indian and most of his teammates were Russian. Sonia Paul, Wired, 1 Mar. 2022 When the train finally crawled to a stop in Lviv, the passengers disembarked with their pets and bags in tow, some again anxious, some relieved, some a little of both. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 In the end-credits scene, however, the curse finally wears off, and a relieved Campbell turns to the camera and tells the audience to go home, Ferris Bueller-style. Devan Coggan,, 6 May 2022 Brawura‑Biskupski‑Samaha said pregnant refugees arriving at the Bielański Hospital in Warsaw are relieved to have made it out of a war zone and into a safe and clean environment for giving birth, but they are still visibly stressed and exhausted. Lauren Egan, NBC News, 26 Apr. 2022 Eventually Bryce discovers his buddy is an alien, and while Thomas is initially relieved to have someone know his secret, the CIA and FBI have been tracking him since his arrival on Earth. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of relieved

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Relieved.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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