Definitions

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  • adj. Not relaxed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not relaxed; strained; determined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. nor relaxed

Etymologies

un- +‎ relaxed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One secret which I alone possessed was the hope to which I had dedicated myself; and the moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding-places.

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  • -- An unrelaxed avoidance of contractions, for emphasis: "I did not" rather than "I didn't."

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  • Companies [troops that acknowledged no authority except that of their leaders, and who hired themselves out at will], and the unpunished oppression of the nobility, he laboured to lessen, since he could not actually stop them; and, by dint of unrelaxed attention, he gradually gained some addition to his own regal authority, or effected some diminution of those by whom it was counterbalanced.

    Quentin Durward

  • If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.

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  • I am feeling pretty unrelaxed, which I think is to be expected after last year.

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  • With unrelaxed nerves, with morning vigor, sail by it, looking another way, tied to the mast like Ulysses.

    Walden

  • In the Gallery of the Industrial Revolution, people are unrelaxed, too.

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

  • She sat up straight, seeming unrelaxed as if poised to speak.

    The Master

  • One secret which I alone possessed was the hope to which I had dedicated myself; and the moon gazed on my midnight labours, while, with unrelaxed and breathless eagerness, I pursued nature to her hiding places.

    Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus

  • Worth, a glass of scotch in one hand and an illegal Cuban cigar in the other, was comfortably ensconced in a deep armchair in the very plush office of the Assistant Secretary of State, He should have been contented and relaxed: he was, in fact, highly discontented and completely unrelaxed.

    Seawitch

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