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slack

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2 not bound by rigid standards

  • slack supervision on the project
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3 not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched

  • left the ropes slack
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negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss mean culpably careless or indicative of such carelessness. negligent implies inattention to one's duty or business.
    • negligent about writing a note of thanks
neglectful adds a more disapproving implication of laziness or deliberate inattention.
    • a society callously neglectful of the poor
lax implies a blameworthy lack of strictness, severity, or precision.
    • a reporter lax about accurate quotation
slack implies want of due or necessary diligence or care.
    • slack workmanship
remiss implies blameworthy carelessness shown in slackness, forgetfulness, or neglect.
    • had been remiss in their familial duties

slack

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1 an allowable margin of freedom or variation

  • our boss doesn't cut us any slack when it comes to being back from lunch on time
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2 the extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line

  • take up the slack of a rope
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3 slacks plural an outer garment covering each leg separately from waist to ankle

  • she prefers wearing slacks instead of a dress
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slack

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to make less taut

  • the skipper ordered the crew to slack off the sheets on the mainsail
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