laxity laxity  /ˈlæk sə ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the condition of being physiologically lax
  2. (n) the quality of being lax and neglectful

Usage(s):

  • The Marines draw heavy fire for laxity in the Beirut bombing.

News

  • China's Xi in 'thorough clean-up' of party: media

    Beijing (AFP) June 18, 2013 President Xi Jinping is to launch a "thorough clean-up" of the ruling Communist Party, state media reported Tuesday, the latest strongly-worded anti-corruption drive to be enacted by China's new leader. The "upcoming year-long campaign" will target what the Xinhua news agency described as "undesirable work styles such as formalism, bureaucratism, laxity and ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Space War

Quotes

  1. Dick Pound, the chairman of Wada, said: "Somebody who has tested positive twice in less than two years is someone who clearly doesn't think the rules apply to him. We were always worried about the secrecy and apparent laxity of the testing when the...
    on Dec 21, 2005 By: Dick Pound Source: Independent

  2. Pointing out that corporate governance was not getting adequate attention in public discourse on governance, Singh said, "in the era of protectionism few bothered about corporate governance and transparency in accounting and management. Such laxity...
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Press Trust of India

  3. "There doesn't seem to be any laxity or anything like that in the knee, but he's been fighting it for a while," said Oilers coach Pat Quinn.
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Pat Quinn Source: Vancouver Sun

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