Laxity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Absence of authority.
<- N
PARAG:Laxity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ laxity
laxity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ laxness
laxness
looseness
slackness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ toleration
toleration
&c.(lenity) 740
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ freedom
freedom
&c. 748
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ anarchy
anarchy
interregnum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ relaxation
relaxation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ loosening
loosening
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ remission
remission
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dead letter
dead letter
brutum fulmen
misrule
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ license
license
licentiousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ insubordination
insubordination
&c.(disobedience) 742
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ lynch law
lynch law
&c.(illegality) 964
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ nihilism
nihilism
reign of violence
=>(Deprivation of power)
GRP: \\ N \\ Deprivation of power
Sgm: \\ N \\ Deprivation of power \\ dethronement
dethronement
deposition
usurpation
abdication
PARAG:Laxity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be-lax
be-lax
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ laisser faire
laisser faire
laisser aller
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ hold a loose rein
hold a loose rein
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ give the reins to
give the reins to
give rope enough
give a loose to
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tolerate
tolerate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ relax
relax
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ misrule
misrule
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ go beyond the length of one's tether
go beyond the length of one's tether
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ have one's swing
have one's swing
have one's fling
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ act without instructions
act without instructions
act without authority
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ act on one's own responsibility
act on one's own responsibility
usurp authority
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ dethrone
dethrone
depose
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ abdicate
abdicate
PARAG:Laxity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lax
lax
loose
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ slack
slack
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ remiss
remiss
&c.(careless) 460
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ weak
weak
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ relaxed
relaxed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ licensed
licensed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ reinless
reinless
unbridled
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ anarchical
anarchical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ unauthorized
unauthorized
&c.(unwarranted) 925
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ adespotic
adespotic

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Laxity — Lax i*ty (l[a^]ks [i^]*t[y^]), n. [L. laxitas, fr. laxus loose, slack: cf. F. laxit[ e], See {Lax}, a.] The state or quality of being lax; lack of tenseness, strictness, or exactness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • laxity — I noun amorality, apathy, carelessness, dereliction, disregard, heedlessness, imprecision, improvidence, inaccuracy, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, indifference, indolence, inexactitude, inexactness, inobservance, lack… …   Law dictionary

  • laxity — (n.) 1520s, from M.Fr. laxité, from L. laxitatem (nom. laxitas) width, spaciousness, from laxus (see LAX (Cf. lax)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • laxity — [lak′si tē] n. [Fr laxité < L laxitas] the quality or condition of being lax; looseness …   English World dictionary

  • laxity — lax·i·ty lak sət ē n, pl ties the quality or state of being loose <a certain laxity of the bowels> <ligamentous laxity> * * * lax·i·ty (lakґsĭ te) [L. laxare to loosen] 1. slackness or looseness; a lack of tautness, firmness, or… …   Medical dictionary

  • laxity — lax ► ADJECTIVE 1) not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful. 2) (of limbs or muscles) relaxed. DERIVATIVES laxity noun laxly adverb laxness noun. ORIGIN Latin laxus loose, lax …   English terms dictionary

  • laxity — noun Date: 1528 the quality or state of being lax …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laxity — /lak si tee/, n. the state or quality of being lax; looseness. [1520 30; < L laxitas wideness, openness. See LAX, ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • laxity — noun /ˈlaksɪti/ a) The state of being lax; looseness, lack of tension. b) Moral looseness; lack of rigorousness or strictness …   Wiktionary

  • laxity — Synonyms and related words: allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, chambering, culpa, culpable negligence, default, delinquency, dereliction, deviation, disconformity, disorder,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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