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Entry Word: loose
Function: adjective
Text: 1 not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched <secure your neckerchief with a loose knot>
Synonyms insecure, lax, loosened, relaxed, slack, slackened, unsecured
Related Words detached, free, unattached, unbound, undone, unfastened, untied; baggy; nonrestrictive
Near Antonyms constrained, restrained; attached, bound, fastened, tied
Antonyms taut, tense, tight
2 consisting of particles that do not stick together <the car wheels slipped on the loose gravel in the driveway>
Synonyms incoherent, unconsolidated
Related Words nonadhesive; disconnected, disjointed, separate, unconnected; coarse, granular, rough
Near Antonyms connected, solid; compacted, compressed; adhesive, gluey, sticky
Antonyms coherent, compact, dense, packed
3 not bound by rigid standards <we were given some loose guidelines for our science projects> -- see EASYGOING 2
4 not bound, confined, or detained by force <there was a brief panic when the lion got loose from its cage at the zoo> -- see FREE 3
5 not precisely correct <a loose guess about the size of the crowd> -- see INEXACT 1