AskDefine | Define laxity

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laxity n : the quality of being lax and neglectful [syn: laxness, remissness]

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  1. The state of being lax, laxness, lacking rigorousness and strictness.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, chambering, culpa, culpable negligence, default, delinquency, dereliction, deviation, disconformity, disorder, disregard, easiness, easy virtue, easygoingness, failure, flabbiness, flaccidity, flaccidness, floppiness, fogginess, fuzziness, generality, haziness, ill-definedness, impotence, imprecision, inaccuracy, inaccurateness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inchoateness, incoherence, incorrectness, indecisiveness, indefinableness, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, indifference, indistinctness, inexactitude, inexactness, inobservance, laches, laissez-faire, lapse, laxation, laxness, leniency, lightness, limpness, loose morals, looseness, loosening, mistiness, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonadherence, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, noninterference, nonobservance, nonperformance, nonrestriction, obscuration, obscurity, omission, overindulgence, overlooking, overpermissiveness, oversight, permissiveness, poor stewardship, predictable error, probable error, procrastination, promiscuity, relaxation, relaxedness, remissness, ricketiness, rubberiness, shakiness, shapelessness, slackness, sleeping around, slight, sloppiness, softness, standard deviation, sweepingness, swinging, tolerance, unclearness, uncorrectness, unfactualness, unobservance, unpreciseness, unrestraint, unrigorousness, vagueness, wantonness, waywardness, weakness, whorishness
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