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Definition of "laid-back" []

  • Informal Having a relaxed or casual atmosphere or character; easygoing: "laid-back, untroubled people” ( New Yorker). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "laid-back" in a sentence
  • "First Impression: Eartha is described as a laid-back nature lover."
  • "If some men can be described as laid-back, Berntsen is laid-forward, a bear-sized, gung-ho CIA officer with a pronounced Long Island accent who speaks Dari, one of the local Afghan languages."
  • "The former Portuguese colony once known as a laid-back hippy haven has seen tourist numbers decline following the 2008 rape and murder of the Devon teenager Scarlett Keeling."
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