Synonyms for relaxing


1. relax, loosen up, unbend, unwind, decompress, slow down, change state, turn
usage: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
2. relax, unbend, loosen, loose
usage: make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
3. loosen, relax, loose, weaken
usage: become loose or looser or less tight; "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"
4. relax, unstrain, unlax, loosen up, unwind, make relaxed, affect
usage: cause to feel relaxed; "A hot bath always relaxes me"
5. relax, loosen up, act, behave, do
usage: become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner; "our new colleague relaxed when he saw that we were a friendly group"
6. relax, loosen, change, alter, modify
usage: make less severe or strict; "The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught"
7. relax, loosen, change
usage: become less severe or strict; "The rules relaxed after the new director arrived"
8. slack, slacken, slack up, relax, decrease, lessen, minify
usage: make less active or fast; "He slackened his pace as he got tired"; "Don't relax your efforts now"


1. restful (vs. restless), reposeful, relaxing, slumberous, slumbrous
usage: affording physical or mental rest; "she spent a restful night at home"
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