laxity
noun Date: 1528 the quality or state of being lax

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

  • 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 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

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

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

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

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