looseness

Definitions of looseness
  1. noun
    freedom from restraint
    “the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made”
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    unrestraint
    the quality of lacking restraint
  2. noun
    the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints
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    fastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness
    the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
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    movability, movableness
    the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged
  3. noun
    movement or space for movement
    synonyms: play
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    tautness, tightness
    lack of movement or room for movement
    types:
    wiggliness
    a jerky back and forth kind of mobility
    slack, slackness
    the quality of being loose (not taut)
    type of:
    movability, movableness
    the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged
  4. noun
    a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice
    “misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression”
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    inaccuracy
    the quality of being inaccurate and having errors
  5. noun
    dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    synonyms: dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, profligacy
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    decadence, intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence
    excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
  6. noun
    frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    synonyms: diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels
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    types:
    Montezuma's revenge
    diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
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    symptom
    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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