laxness

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lax

 (lăks)
adj. lax·er, lax·est
1. Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness. See Synonyms at negligent.
2. Not taut, firm, or compact; slack. See Synonyms at loose.
3. Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
4. Linguistics Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed, as the vowel (ĕ) in let.

[Middle English, from Latin laxus, loose, lax; see slēg- in Indo-European roots.]

lax·a′tion n.
lax′ly adv.
lax′ness n.

LAX

abbr.
lacrosse

Laxness

(ˈlaxsnɛs)
n
(Biography) Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955

Lax•ness

(ˈlɑks nɛs)

n.
Hall•dór Kil•jan (ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn) 1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel prize 1955.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laxness - the quality of being lax and neglectful
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
2.laxness - the condition of being physiologically lax; "baths can help the laxness of the bowels"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

laxness

noun
The state or quality of being negligent:
Translations
تهاوُن، تَراخٍ
laxnost
slaphed
kæruleysi, linka
laxnosť
kayıtsızlık

lax

(lӕks) adjective
careless or not strict in discipline or morals. Pupils have been rather lax about some of the school rules recently.
ˈlaxity noun
ˈlaxness noun