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relaxed

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈlakst
 
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Definition of relaxed in English:

adjective

1Free from tension and anxiety: we were having a great time and feeling very relaxed the relaxed atmosphere of the hotel
More example sentences
  • The welcoming blue eyes crossed with guarded tension, and her relaxed pose stiffened with anxiety.
  • Onboard, you will find a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with excellent service.
  • And check it out you should - it's a pleasant, neighbourhoody spot, with friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere.
1.1(Of a muscle or other body part) not tense: make sure that your jaw is relaxed
More example sentences
  • The relaxed muscles allow them to empty the bladder this way.
  • Then there are those who exercise constantly in a bid to be able to eat what they want, seeing every relaxed muscle as torturous.
  • Her relaxed body leaned back against his as the force of the spell grew slowly, creating an urgency in him that he didn't know how to alleviate.

Derivatives

relaxedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘I think I've always walked a tightrope between art and commerce,’ muses Schumacher, sitting relaxedly on the floor of his suite.
  • I let myself over to the experience, and relaxedly enjoyed the scenery ambling by.
  • She then proceeded to relaxedly get her things together for the next few sessions, seeing no reason to rush, occasionally glancing out the window to the windblown and almost leafless November yards below.

relaxedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • She plays an extraordinary Isolde, right up until the finale - a heartening model of highly dramatic relaxedness and brilliance.
  • Mr. Johnson had a perfectly molded face: High cheek bones, perfectly defined; a pair of small lips, a relaxed look, with a brow that only added to the relaxedness; his nose was perfectly placed upon the almost flawless face.
  • Indeed, there wasn't a person that Cravis could see clearly who did not possess a mental sharpness about them, an alertness that only battle could provide, a calm relaxedness that only experience created.

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