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loose

 
 
pronunciation:
lus
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: looser, loosest
definition 1: not held back in any way; free.
The prisoner tried to get his hands loose.
synonyms:
free
antonyms:
confined, stiff, strict
similar words:
unlocked, untied, wild
definition 2: not joined or attached in a tight manner.
There is a loose button on your shirt.You need to tighten this loose screw.
antonyms:
secure
similar words:
untied
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derivations: loosely (adv.), looseness (n.)
Word Builder: loose +
  • loosen:
    to make loose or looser.