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Lazy vs. Lax — What's the Difference?

Lazy vs. Lax — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lazy and Lax

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Lazy

Not willing to work or be energetic.
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Lax

Not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
Lax security arrangements at the airport
He'd been a bit lax about discipline in school lately
Aug 10, 2022

Lazy

Slow-moving; sluggish
A lazy river.
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

(of the limbs or muscles) relaxed
Muscles have more potential energy when they are stretched than when they are lax
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Lazy

Conducive to inactivity or indolence
A lazy summer day.
Aug 10, 2022
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Lax

Lacrosse
I wore pads and a helmet whenever I played lax
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Lazy

Depicted as reclining or lying on its side. Used of a brand on livestock.
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Lax

Lacking in rigor, strictness, or firmness.
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Lazy

Unwilling to do work or make an effort; disinclined to exertion.
Get out of bed, you lazy lout!
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Lax

Not taut, firm, or compact; slack.
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Lazy

Causing or characterised by idleness; relaxed or leisurely.
I love staying inside and reading on a lazy Sunday.
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Lax

Loose and not easily retained or controlled. Used of bowel movements.
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Lazy

Showing a lack of effort or care.
Lazy writing
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Lax

(Linguistics) Pronounced with the muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed, as the vowel (ĕ) in let.
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Lazy

Sluggish; slow-moving.
We strolled along beside a lazy stream.
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Lax

A salmon.
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Lazy

Lax:
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Lax

Lacrosse.
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Lazy

Droopy.
A lazy-eared rabbit
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Lax

Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
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Lazy

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

Loose; not tight or taut.
The rope fell lax.
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Lazy

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

Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.
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Lazy

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

(mathematics) Describing an associative monoidal functor.
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Lazy

Wicked; vicious.
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Lax

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

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

Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
The flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy.
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Lazy

A lazy person.
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Lax

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.
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Lazy

(obsolete) Sloth (animal).
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Lax

Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
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Lazy

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

A looseness; diarrhea.
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Lazy

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

Lacking in rigor or strictness;
Such lax and slipshod ways are no longer acceptable
Lax in attending classes
Slack in maintaining discipline
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Lazy

Wicked; vicious.
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

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

Moving slowly and gently;
Up a lazy river
Lazy white clouds
At a lazy pace
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

Not taut or rigid; not stretched or held tight;
A lax rope
Aug 10, 2022

Lazy

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
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

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
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

Tolerant or lenient;
Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
Procedures are lax and discipline is weak
Too soft on the children
Aug 10, 2022

Lax

Emptying easily or excessively;
Loose bowels
Aug 10, 2022

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