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Hi

Are these both equally natural to your native ears? Any suggestions please?

They had their meeting in a very chilled out atmosphere.

They had their meeting in a very chilled out environment.

Thanks,

Tom

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Neither is good.

I suggest eg Their meeting was very unfriendly.

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--and I always thought that chilled out had positive connotations. Something like this.

Chilled out meeting = friendly, relaxed meeting

Chilled out environment = relaxed environment

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Are these both equally natural to your native ears? Any suggestions please?

They had their meeting in a very chilled out atmosphere. See my comment below.

They had their meeting in a very chilled out environment. 'environment' doesn't work here. The word focuses on the decor, the furniture the long-term physical aspects of the place.


>>>Thank you for this interesting comment, Tom.. <<<

I always thought that chilled out had positive connotations. Something like this.

Chilled out meeting = friendly, relaxed meeting . . .



chilled out With positive connotations, this term usually refers to people. eg we tell some-one to 'chill out', meaning 'relax'. It seems odd to me to describe a meeting as 'chilled out'. It also seems unbusiness-like (I assume you're taking about a business meeting.) to describe an atmosphere as 'chilled out'. A more natural collocation is 'a chilly atmosphere', which has an almost opposite meaning to 'chilled out'.

Clive


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Thanks, Clive.

--and I always thought that chilled out had positive connotations. Something like this.

Chilled out meeting = friendly, relaxed meeting

Chilled out environment = relaxed environment

Best,

Tom

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