Definition for relaxing

adjective as in diverting

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adjective as in restful

adjective as in resting

adjective as in sedative

adjective as in soothing

noun as in repose

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Example Sentences

Cool down after the walkOnce you get back home, you can flop down and relax or try to squeeze a little more productivity out of your pooch.

So when as an adult he quickly stretched a piece of natural rubber and felt its sudden warmth on his lip — and its subsequent coolness as it relaxed — he gained what he considered the most direct and convincing proof of a curious phenomenon.

With no need to worry about our backgrounds, whether our faces were frozen into alertness, or whether we were providing each other with the illusion of eye contact, my students and I could relax, focusing our full attention on one another.

Despite some progress, especially in testing, most of the country’s local health departments still don’t have the workforce or the infrastructure needed to safely relax social distancing.

They can face bias when they try to play, relax and develop their interests in the outdoors.

The rest of the time he generally has staycations, relaxing at home.

Maybe, but surely a vacation should be spent relaxing on the beach and recharging the batteries.

The Colorado Republican described gardening as a “very relaxing hobby” while reflecting on the closely fought primary.

It also includes unique coping methods, such as voice-recorded mindfulness and relaxation exercises, or relaxing music.

The cameramen hollered to him and turned him this way and that and he complied reluctantly, never relaxing.

He was aware of the muscles pulling and relaxing as the kelit ran, and the long bones sliding in their lubricated joints.

This surplus Sir Robert Peel proposed to apply in relaxing the commercial tariff.

Gradually the relaxing steam-radiators began to grunt and grumble into a chill quietude.

"Yes—me trade," replied the Sioux, his painted face relaxing with the grin that had become almost chronic.

Was it possible that it was relaxing its grasp, releasing its prey?


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On this page you'll find 362 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to relaxing, such as: appropriate, complacent, convenient, cozy, easy, and enjoyable.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.