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lax

adjective uk   us   /læks/
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   us   /ˈlæks.li/
Translations of “lax”
in Vietnamese lỏng lẻo…
in Spanish poco disciplinario, flojo…
in Thai ไม่เข้มงวด…
in Malaysian tidak ketat…
in French relâché…
in German lässig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 馬虎的, 不嚴格的, 不嚴厲的…
in Indonesian lalai…
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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