laxity

noun
lax·ity | \ˈlak-sə-tē \

Definition of laxity 

: the quality or state of being lax

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Emerging markets have suffered, but that reflects local troubles: botched reforms in Argentina; fiscal laxity in Brazil; inflation in Turkey. The Economist, "Even stockmarket bulls are more cautious than at the start of the year," 12 July 2018 Fortunately, now there are several different noninvasive procedures that can improve the skin laxity in that area. Dr. Carlos Wolf, miamiherald, "Woman has 'bat wings' on biceps. How should she get rid of them?," 29 June 2018 While popular with 40- and 50-somethings, derms also use them preventatively on younger folks, since thickening the skin in this way can stave off laxity and wrinkles. Jolene Edgar, Town & Country, "The Most Overrated Cosmetic Procedures," 23 Sep. 2016 As for fiscal laxity, net new borrowing of nearly $1trn is relatively small compared with the gross amount of debt America regularly rolls over. The Economist, "The outlook for US government debt," 12 Apr. 2018 But with Facebook’s executives engaging in a torrent of apologies following revelations over the company’s data-sharing laxity, the timing could scarcely have been worse. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Volatility Weariness, Facebook Medical Data, GE and KPMG: CEO Daily for April 6, 2018," 6 Apr. 2018 Facebook’s laxity and the researcher’s malfeasance are newsworthy. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "What Took Facebook So Long?," 18 Mar. 2018 The laxity in his ankle is already there, so this is not a new tear. Profootballdoc, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fournette's injury not new, which is why he finished game and will play vs. Patriots," 14 Jan. 2018 That laxity has allowed, in the eyes of critics, a series of gigantic deals across the U.S. economy that have increased market concentration. The Seattle Times, OregonLive.com, "How big is too big? Amazon sparks antitrust concerns," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of laxity

1528, in the meaning defined above

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laxity

noun
lax·i·ty | \ˈlak-sət-ē \
plural laxities

Medical Definition of laxity 

: the quality or state of being loose a certain laxity of the bowels ligamentous laxity

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