Etymology
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loosely (adv.)

late 14c., from loose (adj.) + -ly (2). Similar formation in Dutch losselijk, Old Norse lausliga, Danish löselig.

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Definitions of loosely

loosely (adv.)
in a relaxed manner; not rigid;
his hands lay loosely
Synonyms: slackly
loosely (adv.)
in a loose manner;
a union of loosely federated states
loosely (adv.)
without regard to specific details or exceptions;
Synonyms: broadly / broadly speaking / generally
loosely (adv.)
structurally open and not compact or close;
loosely structured organization
loosely woven cloth
loosely knit
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