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Meaning of “lax” in the English Dictionary

"lax" in British English

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laxadjective

uk   us   /læks/
without much ​care, ​attention, or ​control: The ​subcommitteecontends that the ​authorities were lax ininvestigating most of the ​cases. not ​severe or ​strong enough: He took a ​gun through ​baggagecontrol to ​highlight the lax ​security. specialized phonetics (of a ​speechsound) made without much ​force
laxity
noun [U] uk   /ˈlæk.sə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/ (also laxness)
laxly
adverb uk   us   /ˈlæks.li/
(Definition of lax from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lax" in American English

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laxadjective

 us   /læks/
lackingcare, ​attention, or ​control; not ​severe or ​strong enough: Security at the ​airportseemed lax.
laxity
noun [U]  us   /ˈlæk·sɪ·t̬i/ (also laxness,  /ˈlæk·snəs/ )
Laxity in ​enforcingsafety regulations can ​costlives.
(Definition of lax from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lax”
in Spanish poco disciplinario, flojo…
in Vietnamese lỏng lẻo…
in Malaysian tidak ketat…
in Thai ไม่เข้มงวด…
in French relâché…
in German lässig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 马虎的, 不严格的, 不严厉的…
in Turkish gevşek, ihmalkâr, laçka…
in Russian нестрогий, слабый…
in Indonesian lalai…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬虎的, 不嚴格的, 不嚴厲的…
in Polish niedbały, swobodny…
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