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lax

lax

 
 
pronunciation:
laeks
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: laxer, laxest
definition 1: not rigorous, strict, or careful; loose; lenient.
The lax standards at the school allowed students who could barely read to graduate.
synonyms:
careless, lenient, neglectful, negligent, remiss, slack
antonyms:
exacting, fastidious, rigorous, severe, strict, stringent
similar words:
derelict, heedless, inattentive, indulgent, loose, permissive, slipshod, soft, unmindful
definition 2: not taut or compact; slack or loose.
synonyms:
flaccid, loose, slack
antonyms:
rigid
similar words:
baggy, droopy, flabby, floppy, limp, malleable, soft
definition 3: not firm or easily controllable, as bowel movements.
similar words:
disorderly, messy, sloppy, unruly, untidy
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derivations: laxly (adv.), laxness (n.)