from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not rigorous or strict.
  • adj. Free from strain or tension.
  • adj. Easy and informal in manner.

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  • adj. Having an easy-going mood or temperament.
  • adj. Eased or loosened.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of relax.

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

  • adj. without strain or anxiety


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  • His expression relaxed and he bowed, his blue eyes twinkling.

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  • Ruby sighed, a long, loose sigh of surrender, and her expression relaxed still further.

    Starting from Scratch

  • Then her expression relaxed and she let out a little laugh.

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  • Bach stared at Hunter intently for a few moments, then his expression relaxed and he nodded contritely.

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  • Radcliff gazed at Hunter intently for several moments, then his expression relaxed into a smile.

    Hell’s Gate

  • He was smiling, holding a book in one hand, his expression relaxed and at odds with his formal stance.

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  • Keeping his expression relaxed, he pushed the blanket aside and pinched the underside of her knee hard.

    Captured by Moonlight

  • Tom Scheerer practices what he calls relaxed modernism.


  • “Disconcert—” His expression relaxed, and one corner of his mouth curved up into a grin that scored a dimple deep into his lean cheek.

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  • So Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Dr. Fink and Brown Mark will join Z for what he describes as a relaxed evening. rss feed


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