Adjective "Lax" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Lax


    Definition:

    1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.

    2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake.

    3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas.

    4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels.

    5. (of a person) having the bowels unusually loose or open.

    6. open or not compact; having a loosely cohering structure; porous: lax tissue; lax texture.

    7. Phonetics. (of a vowel)

    Examples:

    "whichs can be lax in places."

    "wests can be lax in years."

    "standards can be lax in areas."

    "securities can be lax with guards."

    "securities can be lax in areas."

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