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English definition of “lax”

lax

adjective     /læks/
without much care , attention , or control : The subcommittee contends that the authorities were lax in investigating most of the cases .Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringWeakness and vulnerability not severe or strong enough: He took a gun through baggage control to highlight the lax security . specialized phonetics (of a speech sound ) made without much force → Compare tense adjective laxity     /ˈlæk.sə.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ noun [U] (also laxness) laxly     /ˈlæks.li/ adverb Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringWeakness and vulnerability
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