Laxness

[lahks-nes]
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noun
  1. Hall·dór Kil·jan [hahl-dohr kil-yahn] /ˈhɑl doʊr ˈkɪl yɑn/, 1902–98, Icelandic writer: Nobel Prize 1955.
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Historical Examples of laxness

  • Quite aware of his inclination to laxness, I was yet unprepared for his present state.

    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • The laxness of the family housekeeping had led him to distrust all hands and heads but his own.

    The Madigans

    Miriam Michelson

  • In laxness of morals and in luxury this period was much like the two preceding.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • He was as good as his word, speaking of the laxness of both Iroquois and Wyandots.

    The Scouts of the Valley

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • His convictions made him a vehement antagonist of churchdom because of its stiffness of creed and laxness of practice.


British Dictionary definitions for laxness

Laxness

noun
  1. Halldór (Kiljan) (haldəʊr). 1902–98, Icelandic novelist, noted for his treatment of rural working life in Iceland. His works include Salka Valka (1932) and Independent People (1935). Nobel prize for literature 1955
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