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English definition of “slackness”

slackness

noun [U] uk   /ˈslæk.nəs/ us  

slackness noun [U] (NOT ACTIVE)

the state of being slower and less active than usual: Low sales figures were partly because of normal mid-summer slackness in/of demand. disapproving the fact that a person or organization is not working as well or as hard as they should: The inspector criticized the slackness and incompetence of the staff.

slackness noun [U] (NOT TIGHT)

the state of not being tight
(Definition of slackness from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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