Meaning of “relieved” in the English Dictionary

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"relieved" in British English

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relievedadjective

uk /rɪˈliːvd/ us /rɪˈliːvd/

B2 happy that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended:

[ + to infinitive ] I'm so relieved to find you - I thought you'd already gone.
He was relieved to see Jeannie reach the other side of the river safely.
[ + (that) ] I'm relieved (that) you didn't tell her.

More examples

  • I was relieved to see from my statement that my account was in credit.
  • He was inwardly relieved that the test was cancelled.
  • I'm so relieved that I don't have to do the after-dinner speech.
  • I'm relieved to feel well again.
  • I was relieved to hear that they'd arrived safely.

(Definition of “relieved” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"relieved" in American English

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relievedadjective

us /rɪˈlivd/

happy that something unpleasant has not happened or has ended:

She was immensely relieved when the medical test proved to be negative.

(Definition of “relieved” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)