Lax meaning

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The definition of lax is being relaxed or not strict.

An example of lax is a parent who does not give her child a curfew.

An example of lax is a person who doesn't read over an essay before turning it in.

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Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness.
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Not taut, firm, or compact; slack.
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Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
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Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed, as the vowel (ĕ) in let.
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Lacrosse.
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Slack; of a loose texture; not rigid or tight.
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Not strict or exact; careless.

Lax morals.

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Loose; open.
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Articulated with the jaw and tongue muscles relatively relaxed.
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A lax vowel.
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Los Angeles International Airport.
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Not taut, firm, or compact; slack.
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Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
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IATA airport code for Los Angeles International Airport.
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Origin of lax

  • Middle English from Latin laxus loose, lax slēg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition