HyperDic: lax

English > 4 senses of the word lax:
ADJECTIVEalllax, slacklacking in rigor or strictness
alllaxpronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in 'bet')
alllaxlacking in strength or firmness or resilience
alllax, looseemptying easily or excessively
lax > pronunciation
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English > lax: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in rigor or strictness.
Examples
  • "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"
  • "lax in attending classes"
Synonymslack
BroadernegligentCharacterized by neglect and undue lack of concern
Spanishdescuidado
Catalandescuidat
Nounslaxness, laxitythe quality of being lax and neglectful
Adverbslaxlyin a permissively lenient manner
English > lax: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in 'bet').
CategoryphoneticsThe branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis
Oppositetensepronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in 'beat')
Spanishlaxo
Catalanlax
English > lax: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLacking in strength or firmness or resilience.
Example"a lax rope"
Narrowerdrooping, droopy, sagginghanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
floppyhanging limply
limpLacking in strength or firmness or resilience
loose, slacknot tense or taut
loose-jointedLoosely articulated or constructed
tensionlessFree from tension
wilted(of plants) limp due to heat, loss of water, or disease
See alsoloosenot tight
Oppositetensetaut or rigid
Spanishlaxo, suelto
Catalanlax
Nounslaxnessthe condition of being physiologically lax
English > lax: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningEmptying easily or excessively.
Synonymloose
Broaderunconstipated, regularnot constipated
Nounslaxnessthe condition of being physiologically lax

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