Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a relaxed or casual atmosphere or character; easygoing.

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  • adjective relaxed and easy-going; an absence of stress or worry

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  • adjective unhurried and relaxed

Etymologies

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From U.S. slang (circa 1950s)

Examples

  • First Impression: Eartha is described as a laid-back nature lover.

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  • First Impression: Eartha is described as a laid-back nature lover.

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  • If some men can be described as laid-back, Berntsen is laid-forward, a bear-sized, gung-ho CIA officer with a pronounced Long Island accent who speaks Dari, one of the local Afghan languages.

    The Longest War

  • If some men can be described as laid-back, Berntsen is laid-forward, a bear-sized, gung-ho CIA officer with a pronounced Long Island accent who speaks Dari, one of the local Afghan languages.

    The Longest War

  • If some men can be described as laid-back, Berntsen is laid-forward, a bear-sized, gung-ho CIA officer with a pronounced Long Island accent who speaks Dari, one of the local Afghan languages.

    The Longest War

  • If some men can be described as laid-back, Berntsen is laid-forward, a bear-sized, gung-ho CIA officer with a pronounced Long Island accent who speaks Dari, one of the local Afghan languages.

    The Longest War

  • The former Portuguese colony once known as a laid-back hippy haven has seen tourist numbers decline following the 2008 rape and murder of the Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling.

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  • This gives us a false impression that medieval chant is relaxing, austere, laid-back and even a bit boring. . .

    Songs From the Old City on the Seine

  • The books say one surviving chick is the norm, but these eagles have been calm and laid-back—wonderful parents with a high success rate.

    Bird Cloud

  • And whose laid-back approach to life, many note, stands in sharp contrast to that of his very close friend Jasmin Buttar, the ferocious deputy editor of the Today programme.

    Hugh Muir's diary

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