American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The state or quality of being lax.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being lax; looseness; slackness; want of material firmness, tension, or coherence.
- n. Relaxedness; want of retentiveness: as, laxity of the bowels.
- n. Slackness of force or energy; lack of vigor or strictness; weakness; remissness.
- n. Openness; roominess.
- n. The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension.
- n. Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.
- n. the condition of being physiologically lax
- n. the quality of being lax and neglectful
- From French laxité, from Latin laxitatem, from laxus. (Wiktionary)
“This laxity is nothing but a way to encourage these people to commit heinous acts.”
“This laxity is being forced out of the supposed national-religious camp by the ‘hardalim’.”
“Some even suggest that this laxity is deliberate and that the enormously wealthy narco dealers may have gotten to the inspectors.”
“For a QC who has been a Law Officer, this suggests a certain laxity of control over her campaign.”
“Another priest could easily have taken twice as long, perhaps taking time to admonish the brother-grooms whose ages belied a certain laxity in regard to their faith.”
“It is of the greatest consequence to the right interpretation of it; but the tendency among some even of the best of the Germans to infer, from this special design of the first Gospel, a certain laxity on the part of the Evangelist in the treatment of his facts, must be guarded against.”
“This laxity is lawful and even prescribed in the Sheah creed, but is never practised among Turks or other Soonnees, who admit of no concealment or equivocation in matters of faith, even to escape from the crown of martyrdom.”
“I do think there are people who are of the impression, perhaps not entirely unjustified, that our system has been characterized by laxity," he said.”
“With a good deal of theatrical fare designed for family consumption at Christmas, you can confidently check your brains in at the cloakroom and sit back expecting a certain end-of-term laxity on the artistic front.”
“To counter laxity, which is a too-loose way of perceiving the meditative object:”
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