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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LAX'NESS, n.
1. Looseness; softness; flabbiness; as the laxness of flesh or of muscles.
2. Laxity; the opposite of tension.
3. Looseness, as of morals or discipline.
4. Looseness, as of the bowels.
5. Slackness, as of a cord.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of being lax and neglectful [syn: laxness, laxity, remissness, slackness]
2: the condition of being physiologically lax; "baths can help the laxness of the bowels" [syn: laxness, laxity]

Merriam Webster's

biographical name Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998 Icelandic writer

Merriam Webster's

noun see lax I

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Laxness Lax"ness, n. The state of being lax; laxity.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. See lax, in its various senses.

Moby Thesaurus

Fabian policy, Micawberism, abandon, abandonment, acceptance, backwardness, bagginess, clemency, clementness, compassion, culpa, culpable negligence, default, dereliction, dilatoriness, disregard, easiness, easygoingness, failure, flabbiness, flaccidity, flaccidness, floppiness, forbearance, forbearing, gentleness, hesitation, hold-off, humaneness, humanity, immoderacy, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, incontinence, indiscipline, intemperance, irrepressibility, laches, laissez-faire, lapse, laxation, laxity, lenience, leniency, lenientness, lenity, licentiousness, limpness, looseness, mercifulness, mercy, mildness, moderateness, mugwump, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, noncoercion, nonfeasance, noninterference, nonintimidation, nonperformance, nonrestriction, omission, overlooking, oversight, patience, permissiveness, pity, poor stewardship, procrastination, relaxation, remissness, ricketiness, riotousness, rubberiness, shakiness, slackness, slight, sloppiness, slowness, softness, stall, temporization, tenderness, tolerance, unconstraint, uncontrol, uninhibitedness, unreserve, unrestraint, unrigorousness, unruliness, unstrictness, wantonness, wildness



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