laxness laxness

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But this laxness toward immigration fraud may be about to change.
  2. There will be no progress in this country if we have such laxness.

News

  • Iran's Culture Minister Questioned In Parliament

    Culture Minister Ali Jannati has been questioned in the Iranian parliament by a hard-line lawmaker over some of his comments regarding the closure of newspapers and the solo singing of women. Hamid Rasayi accused Jannati of showing tolerance toward the insulting of religious sanctities and promoting laxness over religious principles.
    on January 8, 2014     Source: Payvand Iran News

Quotes

  1. "Whenever we have extended periods of good markets and benign economic situations, there is a tendency for laxness," Paulson said in a Bloomberg television interview. "I do believe this is a wake-up call that lenders need to be very careful...
    on Jul 26, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Washington Post

  2. Heatley said the high number of charge cards with $85,000 limits was "the worst example of folly and laxness and was always going to spark intense questioning". "It's appalling it's taken a single inquiry from an opposition MP for them to...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Philip Heatley Source: New Zealand Herald

  3. "There was a laxness here that comes from the administration," said Norman Ornstein, who closely monitors US politics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington. "If the president did not do it directly, it is still the case that he...
    on Sep 8, 2005 By: Norman Ornstein Source: Voice of America

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