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Definition 1: dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for looseness in the sense of this definition

(looseness is a kind of ...) excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence

"the intemperance of their language"

Definition 2: movement or space for movement - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where looseness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was too much play in the steering wheel

Synonyms for looseness in the sense of this definition

(looseness is a kind of ...) the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged

(... is a kind of looseness ) a jerky back and forth kind of mobility

"he walked with the wiggliness of a child on high heels"

(... is a kind of looseness ) the quality of being loose (not taut)

"he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

Definition 3: a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where looseness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression

(looseness is a kind of ...) the quality of being inaccurate and having errors

Definition 4: freedom from restraint - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where looseness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made

(looseness is a kind of ...) the quality of lacking restraint

Definition 5: the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints - [noun denoting attribute]

(looseness is a kind of ...) the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged

Definition 6: frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for looseness in the sense of this definition

(looseness is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of looseness ) obscene terms for diarrhea

(... is a kind of looseness ) diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America

(... is part of looseness) an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea

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