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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 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
laxity
noun [U] uk   /ˈlæk.sə.ti/ us    /-t̬i/ (also laxness)
laxly
adverb uk   /ˈlæks.li/ us  
Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringWeakness and vulnerability
(Definition of lax from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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