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English adjective: lax

1. lax lacking in rigor or strictness


SamplesSuch lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable.
Lax in attending classes.
Slack in maintaining discipline.


Synonymsslack


Similarnegligent


Antonymsdiligent

2. lax pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')


Domain categoryphonetics


Antonymstense

3. lax lacking in strength or firmness or resilience


SamplesA lax rope.
A limp handshake.


Similardrooping, droopy, floppy, limp, loose, loose-jointed, sagging, slack, tensionless


See alsoloose


Antonymstense

4. lax emptying easily or excessively


SamplesLoose bowels.


Synonymsloose


Similarregular, unconstipated


Antonymsconstipated









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