laxity


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lax·i·ty

 (lăk′sĭ-tē)
n.
The state or quality of being lax.

lax•i•ty

(ˈlæk sɪ ti)

n.
the state or quality of being lax; looseness.
[1520–30; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laxity - 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"
2.laxity - the quality of being lax and neglectful
neglectfulness, negligence, neglect - the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern

laxity

noun slackness, neglect, negligence, carelessness, leniency, sloppiness (informal), unconcern, laxness The laxity of expert control authorities has made a significant contribution to the problem.

laxity

noun
The state or quality of being negligent:
Translations
تراخٍ، عَدَم صَرامَه، إسْهال
nedbalost
slaphed
kæruleysi, linka
nedbanlivosť
kayıtsızlık

laxity

[ˈlæksɪtɪ] laxness [ˈlæksnɪs] N (pej) [of person, discipline] → falta f de rigor; [of standards] → relajamiento m, relajación f
moral laxityrelajamiento m or relajación f de la moral

laxity

[ˈlæksɪti] nlaxisme m

laxity

n (= lack of vigour, discipline)Laxheit f; (= carelessness also)Nachlässigkeit f; his moral laxityseine lockeren or laxen moralischen Einstellungen; sexual laxitylockere Sitten pl, → sexuelle Freizügigkeit

laxity

[ˈlæksɪtɪ] laxness [ˈlæksnɪs] n (see adj) → lassismo; (XXX) → negligenza, permissività

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

lax·i·ty

n. laxitud, aflojamiento, flojedad; relajación.

laxity

n laxitud f
References in classic literature ?
With fortitude, please God," answered the Assistant Pocketer, his eyes to Heaven raising - "with fortitude and a firm reliance on the laxity of the law.
He disliked having anything to do with the domestic serfs- the "drones" as he called them- and everyone said he spoiled them by his laxity.
It was precisely the first night during this series that, weary with watching, I had felt that I might again without laxity lay myself down at my old hour.
I suspected a degree of laxity in his code of morals, there was something so cold and BLASE in his tone whenever he alluded to what he called "le beau sexe;" but he was too gentlemanlike to intrude topics I did not invite, and as he was really intelligent and really fond of intellectual subjects of discourse, he and I always found enough to talk about, without seeking themes in the mire.
There was much that was false and harmful in this outlook, as concerning the laxity the men permitted themselves, but in regard to the women that old-fashioned view
Some wondered as to the nature of the exhibition; others sneered; but a far greater part, recollecting the essays of Richard in that way, and mindful of the liberality, or rather laxity, of Marmaduke’s notions on the subject of sectarianism, thought it most prudent to be silent.
Endowed by nature with great moral sensitiveness, he was nevertheless a person of violent impulses and had early fallen into profanity and laxity of conduct, which he later described with great exaggeration as a condition of abandoned wickedness.
The spectator feels it to be fool's play, when he can distinguish the tedious commonplace of each man's visage, with the perspiration and weary self-importance on it, and the very cut of his pantaloons, and the stiffness or laxity of his shirt-collar, and the dust on the back of his black coat.
Brooke's miscellaneous invitations seemed to belong to that general laxity which came from his inordinate travel and habit of taking too much in the form of ideas.
And therefore let us put an end to such tales, lest they engender laxity of morals among the young.
That evening the papers teemed with glaring Jack-the-Strangler headlines, denouncing the brutality of the deed and complaining about the laxity of the police.
Under the latter great wrong, a few suffered dreadfully--particularly on Sundays, when they had for some time expected the earth to open and swallow the public up; but which desirable event had not yet occurred, in consequence of some reprehensible laxity in the arrangements of the Universe.