Definition of unrelaxed in US English:



  • Tense.

    • ‘Alex, who rides at home, expressed his concern that I looked somewhat unrelaxed but we did not go faster than a walk and I found riding a particularly enjoyable way of absorbing the landscape.’
    • ‘I stared at the ceiling, feeling completely unrelaxed.’
    • ‘The ones that worried me most were the negative things that said, ‘He's kind of pompous, he's very stiff and very unrelaxed and un-Australian.’’
    • ‘‘Galleries are often hushed spaces where people feel slightly unrelaxed,’ she says.’
    • ‘In this state they are frenetic, unrelaxed and prone to bad judgment, caught up in the hysteria of the moment.’
    • ‘That's how we walked, completely unrelaxed, a zombie-like walk.’
    • ‘But now I know that after a few days of ‘treatments’ I get itchy, blotchy, irritable and acutely unrelaxed.’
    • ‘The report added for good measure that Australian officials regarded him as unrelaxed, overfocused on China and difficult.’
    awkward, uneasy, uncomfortable, self-conscious, out of place, unnatural, inhibited, gauche, strained
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