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Meaning of LOOSENESS

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  movement or space for movement; "there was too much play in the steering wheel"

LOOSENESS is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: play
 Antonyms: tautness, tightness
 See Also: movability, movableness, slack, slackness, wiggliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Loose"ness\, n.
The state, condition, or quality, of being loose; as, the
looseness of a cord; looseness of style; looseness of morals
or of principles.

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