un relaxed


being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood.
not strict; easy; informal: the relaxed rules of the club.

1630–40; relax + -ed2

relaxedly [ri-lak-sid-lee, -lakst-lee] , adverb
relaxedness, noun
unrelaxed, adjective
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c.1420, "to make (something) less compact or dense," from O.Fr. relaxer (14c.), from L. relaxare "relax, loosen, open," from re- "back" + laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Of persons, attested from 1837, "to become less formal;" meaning "to become less tense" is
recorded from 1935. Relaxation "relief from work" first recorded 1548.
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relax re·lax (rĭ-lāks')
v. re·laxed, re·lax·ing, re·lax·es

  1. To make or become lax or loose.

  2. To relieve or become relieved from tension or strain.

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