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
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adj 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
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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