(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. careless, lax, negligent, remiss; loose, limp, flaccid, relaxed; sluggish, stagnant; dull, slow, not busy, light. See neglect, inactivity, softness, insufficiency. Ant., tight, taut.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not taut]
Syn. relaxed, lax, limp; see loose 1 .
2. [Not busy]
Syn. slow, remiss, sluggish, inattentive; see lazy 1 , remiss .
See Synonym Study at remiss .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
excess, play, give, leeway, looseness.
1. slow idle, slow-moving, sluggish, dull, quiet, lethargic, down.
2. loose relaxed, not taut, sagging, drooping, limp, lax, flaccid.
3. careless lazy, negligent, remiss, sloppy, slipshod, *asleep on the job, lax, lackadaisical, nonchalant, indifferent, indolent, uncaring.
ANT.: 1. fast, fast-moving, busy, *hopping. 2. tight, taut. 3. careful, meticulous, exacting
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Characterized by reduced economic activity: down, dull, off, slow, sluggish, soft. See INCREASE. 2. Not tautly bound, held, or fastened: lax, loose, relaxed. See TIGHTEN. 3. Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern: derelict, lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss. See CAREFUL. II verb 1. To reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity: ease, let up, loose, loosen, relax, slacken, untighten. See TIGHTEN. 2. To avoid the fulfillment of: disregard, neglect, shirk. Idiom: let slide. See DO.

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