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looseness

[ loos ]SEE DEFINITION OF looseness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOOSENESS

At most, with his looseness of morality, he regards debt as an inconvenience, not as a calamity.

Children who are teething are frequently affected with looseness.

But this looseness, resulting from the separation of the sexes, is accidental, not necessary.

There was great license and looseness of life, in both men and women.

Drouet was palavering himself with the looseness of excitement and passion.

In mathematics, approximation is not guesswork, not looseness, and not error.

The looseness of the spelling and figuring draws its consequences.

It fell with a looseness and 323 finality that told Masten of the end.

And a looseness with it, which however made it not so great as I have heretofore had it.

I have not yet observed any looseness: when I have I will take due care.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from loose + -ness.

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