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Meaning & Definition of Lax in English

English

Lax

/læks/

adjective

1. Lacking in rigor or strictness

  • "Such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"
  • "Lax in attending classes"
  • "Slack in maintaining discipline"
    synonym:
  • lax
  • ,
  • slack

2. Pronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')

    synonym:
  • lax

3. Lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

  • "A lax rope"
  • "A limp handshake"
    synonym:
  • lax

4. Emptying easily or excessively

  • "Loose bowels"
    synonym:
  • lax
  • ,
  • loose