Not tense firm or rigid loose slack as a lax bandage lax fiber
- A looseness diarrhea
- pronounced with muscles associated with tongue and jaw reasonably calm (e.g., the vowel noise in `bet')
- with a lack of firmness or stress; not tight
- emptying quickly or overly
- lacking in rigor or strictness
- Not anxious, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax dietary fiber.
- maybe not strict or strict; perhaps not precise; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
- Having a looseness associated with bowels; diarrheal.
- A looseness; diarrhea.
Easygoing, loose, un-restricted. An expectation of discipline maybe not securely held, like a business gown code enabling jeans on Fridays.
c.1400, "loose" (in reference to bowels), from Latin laxus "wide, free, available," figuratively "loose, no-cost, wide," from PIE root *(s)leg- "is slack, be languid" (cognates: Greek legein "to leave off, end," lagos "hare," literally "with drooping ears," lagnos "lustful, lascivious," lagaros "slack, hollow, shrunken;" Latin languere "is light, weary," languidis "faint, poor, dull, sluggish, languid"). Of guidelines, discipline, etc., attested from mid-15c.
- "salmon," from Old English leax (see lox).
Loose, unrestrictive. Like, a company may have lax guidelines on the gown rules, permitting their employees to wear jeans everyday.
- namby-pamby [coll.]
(v. t.) Maybe not tense, company, or rigid; loose; slack; because, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
- (v. t.) Perhaps not rigid or stringent; not precise; loose; poor; vague; equivocal.
- (v. t.) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
- (n.) A looseness; diarrhoea.
Deidre sighed, her body going lax once more.