Lax and Tense


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Lax adjective – Not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched.
Usage example: the sheet on the foresail was lax, and so the sail was flapping wildly in the stiff wind

Tense is an antonym for lax.
Nearby Word: laxly
Antonyms for Lax


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Tense adjective – Stretched with little or no give.
Usage example: a tense rope

Lax is an antonym for tense.
Nearby Words: tensing, tensed, tension, tenseness, tensely
Antonyms for Tense
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