noun see loose I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Looseness — Loose ness, n. The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals or of principles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • looseness — index informality, laxity, vice Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • looseness — c.1400, from LOOSE (Cf. loose) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • looseness — noun 1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor • Syn: ↑diarrhea, ↑diarrhoea, ↑looseness of the bowels • Derivationally related forms: ↑loose, ↑diarrhoetic (for …   Useful english dictionary

  • looseness — noun /ˈluːsnəs/ a) The quality or fact of being free from rigidity, attachment or restraint; not tight, not firmly attached or taut. See if that nut has too much looseness and tighten it if it does. b) A relaxed state re …   Wiktionary

  • looseness — loose ► ADJECTIVE 1) not firmly or tightly fixed in place. 2) not held, tied, or packaged together. 3) not bound or tethered. 4) not fitting tightly or closely. 5) not dense or compact. 6) relaxed: her loose, easy stride. 7) careless an …   English terms dictionary

  • looseness — See loosely. * * * …   Universalium

  • looseness — Synonyms and related words: Bohemianism, affability, allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blowziness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, casualness, chambering, chintziness, common touch, cordiality, culpa, culpable… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • looseness — loose·ness || luːsnɪs n. state of being loose; absence of rigidity or strictness; slackness, laxity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • looseness — n. 1. Slackness, easiness. 2. Laxity, levity. 3. Irregularity. 4. Lewdness, unchastity, wantonness, wickedness. 5. Diarrhoea, flux, laxity. 6. Openness, laxity …   New dictionary of synonyms

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