Etymology
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looseness (n.)

c. 1400, "freedom from restraint," from loose (adj.) + -ness. Meaning "laxity, irregularity, want of strictness" is from 1570s.

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Definitions of looseness

looseness (n.)
frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor;
Synonyms: diarrhea / diarrhoea / looseness of the bowels
looseness (n.)
freedom from restraint;
the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made
looseness (n.)
a lack of strict accuracy; laxity of practice;
misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression
looseness (n.)
the quality of movability by virtue of being free from attachment or other restraints;
looseness (n.)
movement or space for movement;
Synonyms: play
looseness (n.)
dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure;
Synonyms: profligacy / dissipation / dissolution / licentiousness
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