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slackness

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1 failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes
  • considering the chemical company's slackness when it comes to safety, it's a wonder there hasn't been a catastrophe

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2 the extent to which something hangs or dips below a straight line
  • there's simply too much slackness in this clothesline

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“Slackness.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slackness. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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