laxity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French laxité, itself borrowed from Latin laxitas, laxitatem, from laxus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laxity (countable and uncountable, plural laxities)

  1. The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension.
  2. Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness.