Adverbs like brightly may (laxly speaking) be called adverbs of derivation.
The others make an unfavourable impression because they are so laxly executed.
In both cases we have a laxly articulated short sound, and a diphthong in which the tongue rises towards the end.
I was pleased, however, to see that I was so lightly and laxly guarded.
They held hands for a time, laxly, till one loosed, and then both swung limply back to their places.
The word properly applies to Muhammadans only, but is often laxly used to include Hindoo ascetics.
Adverbs like brightly, &c., may (laxly speaking) be called adverbs of derivation.
The small attenuated leaves are alternate and laxly arranged on the flower stems, which are 6in.
When these are unusually licentious, sedition is interpreted liberally and laxly.
On Mary's coronation-day, the doors of the dungeon were so laxly guarded, that it was easy to escape.
c.1400, "loose" (in reference to bowels), from Latin laxus "wide, loose, open," figuratively "loose, free, wide," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack, be languid" (cf. Greek legein "to leave off, stop," lagos "hare," literally "with drooping ears," lagnos "lustful, lascivious," lagaros "slack, hollow, shrunken;" Latin languere "to be faint, weary," languidis "faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid"). Of rules, discipline, etc., attested from mid-15c.
"salmon," from Old English leax (see lox).