What does the word lax mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Laxly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Laxness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lacking firmness; slack; flabby; negligent.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Laxation.

Usage examples for lax

  1. It was now hanging down on one side, quite lax. – On the Banks of the Amazon by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. Partly, Miss Ladbrook felt that her own skirt must be regarded as unduly lax by the Miss Gunns, and partly, that it was a pity the Miss Gunns did not show that judgment which she herself would show if she were in their place, by stopping a little on this side of the fashion. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  3. Bart, gasping under it, heard the girl moan, saw her slump lax in her chair, half fainting. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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