HyperDic: looseness

English > 6 senses of the word looseness:
NOUNstatelooseness, diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowelsfrequent and watery bowel movements
attributeloosenessfreedom from restraint
attributeloosenessa lack of strict accuracy
attributeloosenessthe quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
attributelooseness, playmovement or space for movement
actlooseness, profligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousnessdissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningfrequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor.
Synonymsdiarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels
Part ofdysenteryAn infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
NarrowerMontezuma's revengediarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
the shits, the trotsobscene terms for diarrhea
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishcolitis, descomposición, diarrea
Adjectiveslooseemptying easily or excessively
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningfreedom from restraint.
Example"the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made"
BroaderunrestraintThe quality of lacking restraint
Spanishimprecisión, vaguedad
Adjectiveslooselacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice.
Example"misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression"
BroaderinaccuracyThe quality of being inaccurate and having errors
Adjectivesloosenot literal
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints.
Broadermovability, movablenessThe quality of being movable / movable
Oppositefastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, securenessThe quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
Adjectivesloosenot tight
loosenot compact or dense in structure or arrangement
loosenot affixed
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningmovement or space for movement.
Narrowerslack, slacknessThe quality of being loose (not taut)
wigglinessA jerky back and forth kind of mobility
Broadermovability, movablenessThe quality of being movable / movable
Oppositetightness, tautnesslack of movement or room for movement
Spanishamplitud, holgura, soltura
Catalanamplitud, deseiximent, folga, folgança, soltesa
Adjectivesloosenot tense or taut
English > looseness: 6 senses > noun 6, act
Meaningdissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.
Synonymsprofligacy, dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness
Broaderintemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgenceexcess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
Spanishdisolución, libertinaje, soltura
Catalandissolució, llibertinatge
Adjectivesloosecasual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

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