lax

Definitions:

  • Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> negligent</strong>.
  • Not taut, firm, or compact; slack. <i>synonym</i>: <strong> loose</strong>.
  • Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
  • Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed, as the vowel (ĕ) in <em>let.</em>
  • To relax.
  • A salmon.
  • Slack; loose; soft; not firm in texture, consistency, or tension; readily yielding to touch or pressure: as, <em>lax</em> flesh or fiber; a <em>lax</em> cord.
  • Loose; free; being at ease.
  • Relaxed; not retentive: as, <em>lax</em> bowels.
  • Loose as regards force or energy; wanting vigor; weak; remiss; lacking in strictness: as, <em>lax</em> discipline; he is <em>lax</em> in his duty.
  • Loose in construction or application; not rigidly exact or precise; vague; equivocal.
  • In <em>botany</em>, loose or open; not compact: said of some panicles.
  • A loosing; relief.
  • A looseness; diarrhea.
  • A looseness; diarrhea.
  • Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack
  • Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
  • Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
  • A <xref>salmon</xref>.
  • <xref>lenient</xref> and allowing for <xref>deviation</xref>; not <xref>strict</xref>.
  • <xref>loose</xref>; not <xref>tight</xref> or <xref>taut</xref>.
  • <xref>lacking</xref> <xref>care</xref>; <xref>neglectful</xref>, <xref>negligent</xref>
  • <xref>lacrosse</xref>
  • pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')
  • lacking in rigor or strictness
  • emptying easily or excessively
  • lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
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