Definition of Laxity

1. Noun. The condition of being physiologically lax. "Baths can help the laxness of the bowels"

Exact synonyms: Laxness
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Lax, Lax



2. Noun. The quality of being lax and neglectful.
Exact synonyms: Laxness, Remissness, Slackness
Generic synonyms: Neglect, Neglectfulness, Negligence
Derivative terms: Lax, Lax, Remiss, Slack

Definition of Laxity

1. n. The state or quality of being lax; want of tenseness, strictness, or exactness.

Definition of Laxity

1. Noun. The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension. ¹

2. Noun. Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Laxity

1. the state of being lax [n -ITIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Laxity

laxative
laxativeness
laxatives
laxator
laxator tympani
laxators
laxer
laxers
laxes
laxest
laxism
laxisms
laxist
laxists
laxities
laxity (current term)
laxly
laxness
laxnesses
lay-by
lay-bys
lay-down
lay-in
lay-ins
lay-off
lay-offs
lay-up
lay a finger on
lay a foundation

Literary usage of Laxity

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1. Reflections on the Revolution in France: And on the Proceedings in Certain by Edmund Burke (1791)
"... by the extreme rigour and the extreme laxity of the new public faith, which influenced in this ... This laxity of public faith is not confined to ..."

2. The Family: An Historical and Social Study by Charles Franklin Thwing (1913)
"laxity of divorce laws concomitant with increase of divorces; reasons of belief that laxity of divorce laws is a cause of increase of divorces. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"... life and health in emigration promoted the universal laxity. Of thirty-six Peruvian Viceroys from 1550 to 1801, ten died in office, and four on the ..."

4. Penological and Preventive Principles: With Special Reference to Europe and by William Tallack (1896)
"THE SOCIAL CRIME OF CRUEL laxity. THERE is a social, or State crime, ... It consists in an excessive laxity towards deliberate and violent offenders. ..."

5. A History of New England Theology by George Nye Boardman (1899)
"laxity IN CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE. This accompanied laxity in morals. New England Theology was a new and definite statement of Calvinism. ..."

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