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adjective as in indefinite, vague

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What’s more, Reich believed that a looser view of sex would free society from the psychological hang-ups preventing people from reaching their orgastic potential.

I gently lowered the trap into a bucket and pulled loose the wires that held it together.

Eventually officials decided it needed a lot more work than they thought it would and when they did that work, they let asbestos loose and now the building is a mess and it could cost city taxpayers a lot of money.

So in a laboratory greenhouse, the researchers let three species of dodders loose on plants with different flowering times, confirming that all the parasites shifted their flowering time to match their hosts.

We feel that the Federal Reserve policy is going to remain extremely loose.

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As of Thursday night, the brothers remained on the loose, last seen in northern France.

Has L.A. figured out how to stop the epidemic it set loose on the world?

Biden is, of course, famous for being a bit loose in his public remarks.

He was pinned to the cement for his refusal to go along with an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.

The lads can enjoy a good pop shot, but should a woman come, all hell breaks loose.

Sol laughed out of his whiskers, with a big, loose-rolling sound, and sat on the porch without waiting to be asked.

She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.

"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.

For good or ill, the torrent of rebellion was suffered to break loose, and it soon engulfed a continent.

He rode easily, with a loose rein, and he waved his disengaged hand the instant he caught sight of the white faces.


On this page you'll find 290 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to loose, such as: baggy, lax, relaxed, sloppy, clear, and detached.

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