Definition of Looseness

1. Noun. Frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor.

Exact synonyms: Diarrhea, Diarrhoea, Looseness Of The Bowels
Group relationships: Dysentery
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: The Shits, The Trots, Montezuma's Revenge
Derivative terms: Diarrheal, Diarrhetic, Diarrhoeal, Diarrhoetic, Loose



2. Noun. Freedom from restraint. "The flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made"
Generic synonyms: Unrestraint
Derivative terms: Loose

3. Noun. A lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice. "Misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression"
Generic synonyms: Inaccuracy
Derivative terms: Loose

4. Noun. The quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints.
Generic synonyms: Movability, Movableness
Antonyms: Fixedness
Derivative terms: Loose, Loose, Loose

5. Noun. Movement or space for movement. "There was too much play in the steering wheel"
Exact synonyms: Play
Generic synonyms: Movability, Movableness
Specialized synonyms: Wiggliness, Slack, Slackness
Derivative terms: Loose, Play
Antonyms: Tightness

6. Noun. Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.

Definition of Looseness

1. n. The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals or of principles.

Definition of Looseness

1. Noun. The quality or fact of being free from rigidity, attachment or restraint; not tight, not firmly attached or taut. ¹

2. Noun. A relaxed state regarding principles or accuracy. ¹

3. Noun. Moral laxity; licentiousness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Looseness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Looseness

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loosed
loosefill
loosehead
looseheads
looseleaf
loosely
loosely knit
loosen
loosen the apron strings
loosen the purse strings
loosen up
loosened
loosener
looseners
looseness (current term)
looseness of the bowels
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loosening
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looses
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loosestrife
loosestrife family
loosestrifes
looseth
loosey

Literary usage of Looseness

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1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... and their disorderly walking, and unruly spirits, and looseness, in general words, not mentioning the particulars, except they be notoriously known. ..."

2. A Practical and Elementary Abridgment of the Common Law as Altered and by Charles Petersdorff (1844)
"General evidence of looseness of character is admis- ... she had made such statements; but general evidence as to the looseness of character is admissible. ..."

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