loosely loosely  /ˈlus li/


  1. (adv) in a relaxed manner; not rigid
  2. (adv) in a loose manner
  3. (adv) without regard to specific details or exceptions
  4. (adv) knitted in a loose manner


  1. The loosely connected skits conjured a seedy, hilariously cutthroat world in which there are two kinds of people: the one getting over and the ones getting gotten over on.
  2. I use the term loosely.
  3. Geography is rendered meaningless, which is significant because traditional phone companies have charged prices based loosely on the distance a call travels.


  1. Max Boot: Stay calm and let the NSA carry on

    The NSA is gathering that information to keep us safe from terrorist attackers. Yet somehow its actions have become a "scandal," to use a term now loosely being tossed around.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. "Dreamgirls" at Mad Cow Theatre

    Dreamgirls, the Tony-winning 1981 Broadway musical loosely based on the life story of Diana Ross and the Supremes, has arrived on...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  3. Engineering study shows wind speeds below 135 mph caused majority of damage in Joplin

    Many of the houses wiped out by the twister were loosely attached to concrete slabs. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigative team of engineers affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers found EF-2 winds, not EF-4 or EF-5, caused more than 80 percent of the damage in the Joplin tornado in May 2011.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KY3 Springfield


  1. "We cannot underscore the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by continuing advances, now within hours of Islamabad, that are being made by a loosely confederated group of terrorists and others who are seeking the...
    on Apr 23, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: TIME

  2. But then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said after the arrests in mid-2006 that the group was emblematic of the "smaller, more loosely defined cells who are not affiliated with al-Qaida, but who are inspired by a violent jihadist message."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Today was the day," said Josh Brolin, who last year was celebrating the Oscar success of "No Country for Old Men" when the news on Ledger broke. "It was a very sad day. I knew Heath loosely. I think it's a great performance. It's a very...
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Josh Brolin Source: International Herald Tribune

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