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Lax vs. Lenient

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Laxnoun

A salmon.

Lenientadjective

Lax; not strict; tolerant of dissent or deviation

‘The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion.’;

Laxadjective

Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.

‘The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.’;

Lenientnoun

(medicine) A lenitive; an emollient.

Laxadjective

Loose; not tight or taut.

‘The rope fell lax.’;

Lenientadjective

Relaxing; emollient; softening; assuasive; - sometimes followed by of.

‘O relax the fibers, are lenient, balsamic.’; ‘Time, that on all things lays his lenient hand.’;

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Laxadjective

Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.

Lenientadjective

Mild; clement; merciful; not rigorous or severe; as, a lenient disposition; a lenient judge or sentence.

Laxadjective

(archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

Lenientnoun

A lenitive; an emollient.

Laxadjective

(maths) Describing an associative monoidal functor.

Lenientadjective

tolerant or lenient;

‘indulgent parents risk spoiling their children’; ‘procedures are lax and discipline is weak’; ‘too soft on the children’;

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Laxadjective

Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.

‘The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.’;

Lenientadjective

not strict;

‘an easy teacher’; ‘easy standards’; ‘lenient rules’;

Laxadjective

Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.

‘The discipline was lax.’; ‘Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.’; ‘The word "æternus" itself is sometimes of a lax signification.’;

Lenientadjective

characterized by tolerance and mercy

Laxadjective

Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

Laxnoun

A looseness; diarrhea.

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Laxadjective

lacking in rigor or strictness;

‘such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable’; ‘lax in attending classes’; ‘slack in maintaining discipline’;

Laxadjective

pronounced with muscles relatively relaxed (e.g., the vowel sound in `bet')

Laxadjective

not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight;

‘a lax rope’;

Laxadjective

lacking in strength or firmness or resilience;

‘flaccid muscles’; ‘took his lax hand in hers’; ‘gave a limp handshake’; ‘a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know’; ‘a slack grip’;

Laxadjective

tolerant or lenient;

‘indulgent parents risk spoiling their children’; ‘procedures are lax and discipline is weak’; ‘too soft on the children’;

Laxadjective

emptying easily or excessively;

‘loose bowels’;

Laxadjective

not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful

‘lax security arrangements at the airport’; ‘he'd been a bit lax about discipline in school lately’;

Laxadjective

(of the limbs or muscles) relaxed

‘muscles have more potential energy when they are stretched than when they are lax’;

Laxadjective

(of the bowels) loose.

Laxadjective

(of a speech sound, especially a vowel) pronounced with the vocal muscles relaxed.

‘the merger of tense and lax vowels before ‘l’’;

Laxnoun

lacrosse

‘I wore pads and a helmet whenever I played lax’;

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