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  Definition of lax
  1. emptying easily or excessively; "loose bowels"
  2. lacking in rigor or strictness; "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"; "lax in attending classes"; "slack in maintaining discipline"
  3. tolerant or lenient; "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"; "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"; "too soft on the children"
  4. lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
  5. not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight; "a lax rope"
  6. pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet'')
Similar Words: loose, slack, indulgent, lenient, soft, flaccid, limp

 

See Also: loose

 

 
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