Definition of "laxity" []

  • The state or quality of being lax. (noun)
  • Lacking firmness; not strict (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Lacking precision or definition (adjective)
  • Not taut (adjective)
  • (of a speech sound) pronounced with little muscular effort and consequently having relatively imprecise accuracy of articulation and little temporal duration. In English the vowel i in bit is lax (adjective)
  • (of flower clusters) having loosely arranged parts (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "laxity" in a sentence
  • "This laxity is nothing but a way to encourage these people to commit heinous acts."
  • "This laxity is being forced out of the supposed national-religious camp by the ‘hardalim’."
  • "Some even suggest that this laxity is deliberate and that the enormously wealthy narco dealers may have gotten to the inspectors."