adjective, lax·er, lax·est.
Origin of lax
Examples from the Web for laxly
Historical Examples of laxly
The others make an unfavourable impression because they are so laxly executed.The Clyde Mystery
I was pleased, however, to see that I was so lightly and laxly guarded.In the Wrong Paradise
They held hands for a time, laxly, till one loosed, and then both swung limply back to their places.The Walking Delegate
In both cases we have a laxly articulated short sound, and a diphthong in which the tongue rises towards the end.The Sounds of Spoken English
The word properly applies to Muhammadans only, but is often laxly used to include Hindoo ascetics.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official
Word Origin for lax
"salmon," from Old English leax (see lox).
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.