relaxed

Most people like to feel relaxed: when we're relaxed, we're not nervous or overexcited. We're cool and collected. Rules are looser when relaxed, too.

If anyone has ever told you "Relax! Relax!" you probably have some idea of what this word means. People are described as relaxed when they have no worries or stress. Being relaxed is one of the best feelings there is, and it usually leads to other good feelings like happiness and confidence. Restrictions and rules are relaxed when they become less strict. Fittingly, relaxed rules and relaxed people tend to go together, just like strict rules can make people feel nervous and uptight — the opposite of relaxed.

Definitions of relaxed
  1. adjective
    without strain or anxiety
    “gave the impression of being quite relaxed
    “a relaxed and informal discussion”
    Synonyms:
    unagitated
    not agitated or disturbed emotionally
    easy
    free from worry or anxiety
    degage
    free and relaxed in manner
    laid-back, mellow
    unhurried and relaxed
    unstrained
    not placed under psychological stress
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    Antonyms:
    tense
    in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
    agitated
    troubled emotionally and usually deeply
    uneasy
    lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
    aroused, wound up
    brought to a state of great tension
    cliff-hanging, nail-biting, suspenseful, suspensive
    (of a situation) characterized by or causing suspense
    taut
    subjected to great tension; stretched tight
    antsy, fidgety, fretful, itchy
    nervous and unable to relax
    edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight
    being in a tense state
    electric
    (of a situation) exceptionally tense
    isotonic
    of two or more muscles; having equal tension
    nervous
    easily agitated
    strained
    showing signs of mental and emotional tension
    unrelaxed
    nor relaxed
    pumped, pumped up, pumped-up, wired
    tense with excitement and enthusiasm as from a rush of adrenaline
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