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lax

adjective uk   /læks/ us  
without much care, attention, or control: The subcommittee contends that the authorities were lax in investigating most of the cases. 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
laxity
noun [U] uk   /ˈlæk.sə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/ ( also laxness)
laxly
adverb uk   /ˈlæks.li/ us  
Translations of “lax”
in Spanish poco disciplinario, flojo…
in French relâché…
in German lässig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬虎的, 不嚴格的, 不嚴厲的…
in Russian нестрогий, слабый…
in Turkish gevşek, ihmalkâr, laçka…
in Chinese (Simplified) 马虎的, 不严格的, 不严厉的…
in Polish niedbały, swobodny…
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