laxity

  • 1 Laxity — Lax i*ty (l[a^]ks [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. laxitas, fr. laxus loose, slack: cf. F. laxit[ e], See {Lax}, a.] The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 laxity — I noun amorality, apathy, carelessness, dereliction, disregard, heedlessness, imprecision, improvidence, inaccuracy, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, indifference, indolence, inexactitude, inexactness, inobservance, lack… …

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  • 3 laxity — (n.) 1520s, from M.Fr. laxité, from L. laxitatem (nom. laxitas) width, spaciousness, from laxus (see LAX (Cf. lax)) …

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  • 4 laxity — [lak′si tē] n. [Fr laxité < L laxitas] the quality or condition of being lax; looseness …

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  • 5 Laxity — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of authority. < N PARAG:Laxity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 laxity laxity Sgm: N 1 laxness laxness looseness slackness Sgm: N 1 toleration toleration &c.(lenity) 740 Sgm: N 1 freedom freedom …

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  • 6 laxity — lax·i·ty lak sət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being loose <a certain laxity of the bowels> <ligamentous laxity> * * * lax·i·ty (lakґsĭ te) [L. laxare to loosen] 1. slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or… …

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  • 7 laxity — lax ► ADJECTIVE 1) not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful. 2) (of limbs or muscles) relaxed. DERIVATIVES laxity noun laxly adverb laxness noun. ORIGIN Latin laxus loose, lax …

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  • 8 laxity — noun Date: 1528 the quality or state of being lax …

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  • 9 laxity — /lak si tee/, n. the state or quality of being lax; looseness. [1520 30; < L laxitas wideness, openness. See LAX, ITY] * * * …

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  • 10 laxity — noun /ˈlaksɪti/ a) The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension. b) Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness …

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  • 11 laxity — Synonyms and related words: allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, chambering, culpa, culpable negligence, default, delinquency, dereliction, deviation, disconformity, disorder,… …

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  • 12 laxity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. laxness, looseness, slackness, flaccidity, limpness; toleration, lenity, freedom, relaxation, remission, loosening, disorder, disorganization, chaos. See neglect. Ant., severity, strictness. II (Roget …

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  • 13 laxity — lax·i·ty || læksÉ™tɪ n. laxness, looseness; negligence, carelessness; lack of strictness; vagueness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 laxity — n. 1. Looseness, slackness, laxness. 2. Remissness, negligence. 3. Latitude, latitudinarianism (which see). 4. Dissoluteness, licentiousness …

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  • 15 laxity — n 1. looseness, slackness, laxness, carelessness, heedlessness, mindlessness, inattention, unmindfulness, absent mindedness; neglect, negligence, dereliction, remissness; unrigorousness, noninterference, laissez faire, nonrestriction;… …

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  • 16 laxity — lax·i·ty …

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  • 17 laxity — See: lax …

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  • 18 laxity — lax•i•ty [[t]ˈlæk sɪ ti[/t]] n. the state or quality of being lax; looseness • Etymology: 1520–30; < L …

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  • 19 laxity — /ˈlæksəti/ (say laksuhtee) noun the state or quality of being lax or loose. {Latin laxitas} …

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  • 20 laxity — noun 1. the condition of being physiologically lax baths can help the laxness of the bowels • Syn: ↑laxness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lax (for: ↑laxness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …

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