lax Definition

  • 1not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
  • 2relaxed or loose

Using lax: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lax" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company has a lax attitude towards safety regulations.

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    He was criticized for his lax approach to the project.

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    The teacher was too lax with the students and they didn't learn much.

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    The security at the airport was very lax.

lax Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with lax

  • a substance that helps to stimulate bowel movements and relieve constipation


    She took a laxative to help with her constipation.

  • an environment that is relaxed and informal


    The office has a lax atmosphere, with employees wearing casual clothes and taking breaks whenever they want.

  • a lack of strictness or control in enforcing rules or regulations


    The team's poor performance was due to the coach's lax discipline.

Origins of lax

from Latin 'laxus', meaning 'loose'


Summary: lax in Brief

The term 'lax' [lรฆks] describes a lack of strictness or care, as in 'The company has a lax attitude towards safety regulations.' It can also refer to something that is relaxed or loose, such as 'The dress code is pretty lax around here.' 'Lax' extends into phrases like 'laxative,' which is a substance that helps with constipation, and 'lax atmosphere,' which describes a relaxed and informal environment.

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