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Lazy vs. Lax

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Lazyadjective

Unwilling to do work or make an effort; disinclined to exertion.

‘Get out of bed, you lazy lout!’;

Laxnoun

A salmon.

Lazyadjective

Causing or characterised by idleness; relaxed or leisurely.

‘I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.’;

Laxadjective

Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.

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

Lazyadjective

Sluggish; slow-moving.

‘We strolled along beside a lazy stream.’;

Laxadjective

Loose; not tight or taut.

‘The rope fell lax.’;

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Lazyadjective

Lax:

Laxadjective

Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.

Lazyadjective

Droopy.

‘a lazy-eared rabbit’;

Laxadjective

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

Lazyadjective

(optometry) Of an eye, squinting because of a weakness of the eye muscles.

Laxadjective

(maths) Describing an associative monoidal functor.

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Lazyadjective

Turned so that (the letter) is horizontal instead of vertical.

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.’;

Lazyadjective

(comptheory) Employing lazy evaluation; not calculating results until they are immediately required.

‘a lazy algorithm’;

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.’;

Lazyadjective

Wicked; vicious.

Laxadjective

Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.

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Lazyverb

(informal) To laze, act in a lazy manner.

Laxnoun

A looseness; diarrhea.

Lazynoun

A lazy person.

Laxadjective

lacking in rigor or strictness;

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

Lazynoun

(obsolete) Sloth (animal).

Laxadjective

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

Lazyadjective

Disinclined to action or exertion; averse to labor; idle; shirking work.

Laxadjective

not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight;

‘a lax rope’;

Lazyadjective

Inactive; slothful; slow; sluggish; as, a lazy stream.

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’;

Lazyadjective

Wicked; vicious.

Laxadjective

tolerant or lenient;

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

Lazyadjective

moving slowly and gently;

‘up a lazy river’; ‘lazy white clouds’; ‘at a lazy pace’;

Laxadjective

emptying easily or excessively;

‘loose bowels’;

Lazyadjective

disinclined to work or exertion;

‘faineant kings under whose rule the country languished’; ‘an indolent hanger-on’; ‘too lazy to wash the dishes’; ‘shiftless idle youth’; ‘slothful employees’; ‘the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy’;

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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