AskDefine | Define looseness

Dictionary Definition

looseness n : movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel" [syn: play] [ant: tightness]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The property of being loose.
    See if that nut has too much looseness and tighten it if it does.

Extensive Definition

Loose may refer to: *Loose (album), a 2006 album by Nelly Furtado
looseness in German: Loose (Begriffsklärung)
looseness in Dutch: Loose
looseness in Russian: Loose

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Bohemianism, affability, allowance, amorphousness, approximation, bagginess, blobbiness, blowziness, blurriness, broadness, carelessness, casualness, chambering, chintziness, common touch, cordiality, culpa, culpable negligence, default, dereliction, deviation, disorder, disregard, dowdiness, ease, easiness, easy virtue, easygoingness, failure, familiarity, flabbiness, flaccidity, flaccidness, floppiness, fogginess, folksiness, frowziness, frumpishness, fuzziness, generality, graciousness, grubbiness, haziness, homeliness, homeyness, ill-definedness, impotence, imprecision, inaccuracy, inaccurateness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inchoateness, incoherence, incorrectness, indecisiveness, indefinableness, indefiniteness, indeterminateness, indifference, indistinctness, inexactitude, inexactness, informality, informalness, irregularity, laches, laissez-faire, lapse, laxation, laxity, laxness, leniency, lightness, limpness, loose morals, loosening, messiness, mistiness, naturalness, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, nonfeasance, noninterference, nonperformance, nonrestriction, obscuration, obscurity, offhandedness, omission, overindulgence, overlooking, overpermissiveness, oversight, permissiveness, plainness, poor stewardship, predictable error, probable error, procrastination, promiscuity, relaxation, relaxedness, remissness, ricketiness, rubberiness, seediness, shabbiness, shakiness, shapelessness, shoddiness, simplicity, slackness, slatternliness, sleeping around, slight, slipshodness, sloppiness, slovenliness, slovenry, sluttishness, sociability, softness, sordidness, squalidness, squalor, standard deviation, sweepingness, swinging, tackiness, tawdriness, tolerance, unaffectedness, unceremoniousness, unclearness, unconstrainedness, unconstraint, unconventionality, uncorrectness, unfactualness, unneatness, unpreciseness, unpretentiousness, unrestraint, unrigorousness, untidiness, vagueness, wantonness, waywardness, weakness, whorishness
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