looseness

Primary Meanings of looseness

1.
n
freedom from restraint
2.
n
frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
Full Definitions of looseness
1

n freedom from restraint

“the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made”
Type of:
unrestraint
the quality of lacking restraint

n the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints

Antonyms:
fastness, fixedness, fixity, fixture, secureness
the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
Type of:
movability, movableness
the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged

n movement or space for movement

Synonyms:
play
Antonyms:
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

n a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice

“misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression”
Type of:
inaccuracy
the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

n dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure

Synonyms:
dissipation, dissolution, licentiousness, profligacy
Type of:
intemperance, intemperateness, self-indulgence
excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
2

n 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
Types:
Montezuma's revenge
diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
Type of:
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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