relieved Definition

  • 1feeling happy because something unpleasant has stopped or has not happened
  • 2no longer worried

Using relieved: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "relieved" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I was relieved to hear that my family was safe after the hurricane.

  • Example

    She felt relieved when she passed her final exam.

  • Example

    He was relieved of his duties after the incident.

  • Example

    The medicine brought some relief to her pain.

relieved Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with relieved

  • be relieved to see the back of someone/something

    to be happy when someone or something is gone or no longer present


    I'll be relieved to see the back of this project when it's finished.

  • to experience a sense of happiness or calmness after a stressful or worrying situation


    After the surgery, I felt relieved that everything went well.

  • a sound made by someone who is feeling happy or relaxed after a period of stress or worry


    She let out a relieved sigh when she heard the good news.


Summary: relieved in Brief

The term 'relieved' [ri-lee-vd] describes a feeling of happiness or calmness that comes after a stressful or unpleasant situation has ended or has not happened. It can be used in phrases like 'be relieved to see the back of someone/something,' and 'relieved sigh.' 'Relieved' is an adjective that is often used to describe a person's emotional state.

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