I noun amorality, apathy, carelessness, dereliction, disregard, heedlessness, imprecision, improvidence, inaccuracy, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, indifference, indolence, inexactitude, inexactness, inobservance, lack of control, lack of interest, lack of thoroughness, laziness, looseness, neglect, neglectfulness, neglegentia, negligence, noncompletion, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, oversight, perfunctoriness, remissness, slackness, sloppiness, sloth, slovenliness, thoughtlessness, unconcern, unpreparedness, unrigorousness, untidiness, unwatchfulness II index bad repute, dereliction, disinterest (lack of interest), indifference, informality, laches, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonperformance, omission, oversight (carelessness)

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  • Laxity — Lax i*ty (l[a^]ks [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. laxitas, fr. laxus loose, slack: cf. F. laxit[ e], See {Lax}, a.] The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laxity — (n.) 1520s, from M.Fr. laxité, from L. laxitatem (nom. laxitas) width, spaciousness, from laxus (see LAX (Cf. lax)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • laxity — [lak′si tē] n. [Fr laxité < L laxitas] the quality or condition of being lax; looseness …   English World dictionary

  • Laxity — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Absence of authority. < N PARAG:Laxity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 laxity laxity Sgm: N 1 laxness laxness looseness slackness Sgm: N 1 toleration toleration &c.(lenity) 740 Sgm: N 1 freedom freedom …   English dictionary for students

  • laxity — lax·i·ty lak sət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being loose <a certain laxity of the bowels> <ligamentous laxity> * * * lax·i·ty (lakґsĭ te) [L. laxare to loosen] 1. slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • laxity — lax ► ADJECTIVE 1) not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful. 2) (of limbs or muscles) relaxed. DERIVATIVES laxity noun laxly adverb laxness noun. ORIGIN Latin laxus loose, lax …   English terms dictionary

  • laxity — noun Date: 1528 the quality or state of being lax …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laxity — /lak si tee/, n. the state or quality of being lax; looseness. [1520 30; < L laxitas wideness, openness. See LAX, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laxity — noun /ˈlaksɪti/ a) The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension. b) Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness …   Wiktionary

  • laxity — Synonyms and related words: allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, chambering, culpa, culpable negligence, default, delinquency, dereliction, deviation, disconformity, disorder,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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