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English noun: looseness

1. looseness (state) frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor


Synonymsdiarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels


Broader (hypernym)symptom


Narrower (hyponym)Montezuma's revenge, the shits, the trots


Part meronymdysentery

2. looseness (attribute) freedom from restraint


SamplesThe flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made.


Broader (hypernym)unrestraint

3. looseness (attribute) a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice


SamplesMisunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression.


Broader (hypernym)inaccuracy

4. looseness (attribute) the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints


Broader (hypernym)movability, movableness


Antonymsfixity, fastness, fixedness, secureness, fixture

5. looseness (attribute) movement or space for movement


SamplesThere was too much play in the steering wheel.


Synonymsplay


Broader (hypernym)movability, movableness


Narrower (hyponym)slack, slackness, wiggliness


Antonymstautness, tightness

6. looseness (act) dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure


Synonymsdissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, profligacy


Broader (hypernym)intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence









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