Adjective Definition

loose

1.Definition: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

"A loose ball"


2.Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

"A loose weave"

Related Adjective(s):open


3.Definition: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

"He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"

Related Adjective(s):easy, light, promiscuous, wanton


4.Definition: emptying easily or excessively

"Loose bowels"

Related Adjective(s):lax


5.Definition: having escaped, especially from confinement

"Dogs loose on the streets", "Criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"

Related Adjective(s):escaped


6.Definition: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

"A loose tongue"

Related Adjective(s):idle


7.Definition: not affixed

"The stamp came loose"

Related Adjective(s):unaffixed


8.Definition: not carefully arranged in a package

"A box of loose nails"


9.Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

"Loose gravel"


10.Definition: not literal

"A loose interpretation of what she had been told"

Related Adjective(s):free, liberal


11.Definition: not officially recognized or controlled

"A loose organization of the local farmers"

Related Adjective(s):informal


12.Definition: not tense or taut

"The old man's skin hung loose and grey"

Related Adjective(s):slack


13.Definition: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting

"Loose clothing", "The large shoes were very loose"




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