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loosely

[ loos ]SEE DEFINITION OF loosely
  • as inapproximately
  • as infreely

Synonyms for loosely

  • almost
  • generally
  • relatively
  • roughly
  • about
  • around
  • ballpark figure
  • bordering on
  • circa
  • close to
  • closely
  • comparatively
  • in the ballpark
  • in the neighborhood of
  • in the region of
  • in the vicinity of
  • just about
  • more or less
  • most
  • much
  • not far from
  • not quite
  • proximately
  • upwards of
  • very close
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Antonyms for loosely

  • accurately
  • clearly
  • definitely
  • exactly
  • precisely
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOSELY

She wore a white gown, and her hair was loosely gathered in a knot.

She had found him already in the boat, which was loosely chained to a stone.

Tie it loosely in muslin, and simmer in the milk for three-quarters of an hour; then strain.

She did not press it; she held it loosely, as it were timidly, caressingly.

Her hands lay on her lap motionless, one in the other loosely clasped.

To his fellow-poet, Erasmus writes as a poet, loosely and with some affectation.

His bridle reins and rifle were loosely held in his bandaged right.

Then he can bandage it loosely, and wait for Nature or a surgeon.

They were by now at the end of what might, loosely, be called their wits.

We are all bleached almost white; my uniform hangs about me loosely.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from loose + -ly (2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LOOSELY

approximately

adverbnearly
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