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Lax vs. Lenient

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  • Lax (noun)

    A salmon.

  • Lax (adjective)

    Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.

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

  • Lax (adjective)

    Loose; not tight or taut.

    "The rope fell lax."

  • Lax (adjective)

    Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.

  • Lax (adjective)

    Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

  • Lax (adjective)

    Describing an associative monoidal functor.

  • Lenient (adjective)

    Lax; not strict; tolerant of dissent or deviation

    "The standard is fairly lenient, so use your discretion."

  • Lenient (noun)

    A lenitive; an emollient.

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Lax (adjective)

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

  • Lax (adjective)

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

  • Lax (adjective)

    Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

  • Lax (noun)

    A looseness; diarrhea.

  • Lenient (adjective)

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

  • Lenient (adjective)

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

  • Lenient (noun)

    A lenitive; an emollient.

Webster Dictionary
  • Lax (adjective)

    lacking in rigor or strictness;

    "such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable"

    "lax in attending classes"

    "slack in maintaining discipline"

  • Lax (adjective)

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

  • Lax (adjective)

    not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight;

    "a lax rope"

  • Lax (adjective)

    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"

  • Lax (adjective)

    tolerant or lenient;

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"

    "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"

    "too soft on the children"

  • Lax (adjective)

    emptying easily or excessively;

    "loose bowels"

  • Lenient (adjective)

    tolerant or lenient;

    "indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"

    "procedures are lax and discipline is weak"

    "too soft on the children"

  • Lenient (adjective)

    not strict;

    "an easy teacher"

    "easy standards"

    "lenient rules"

  • Lenient (adjective)

    characterized by tolerance and mercy

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