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Synonyms for loose

Synonyms for (verb) loose

Synonyms: loose, loosen, relax Definition: become loose or looser or less tight Usage: The noose loosened; the rope relaxed

Similar words: weaken Definition: become weaker Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days

Synonyms: loose, loosen Definition: make loose or looser Usage: loosen the tension on a rope

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: unleash, let loose, loose Definition: turn loose or free from restraint Usage: let loose mines; Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

Similar words: let go, let go of, release, relinquish Definition: release, as from one's grip Usage: Let go of the door handle, please!; relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall

Synonyms for (adjective) loose

Synonyms: easy, promiscuous, light, loose, wanton, sluttish Definition: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior Usage: her easy virtue; he was told to avoid loose (or light) women; wanton behavior

Similar words: unchaste Definition: not chaste Usage: unchaste conduct

Synonyms: loose Definition: not compact or dense in structure or arrangement Usage: loose gravel

Similar words: light Definition: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency Usage: light soil

Similar words: unfirm, shifting Definition: (of soil) unstable Usage: shifting sands; unfirm earth

Similar words: silty Definition: full of silt Usage: silty soil

Similar words: unconsolidated Definition: loose and unstratified Usage: unconsolidated soil

Synonyms: loose Definition: (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player Usage: a loose ball

Similar words: uncontrolled Definition: not being under control; out of control Usage: the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS; uncontrolled growth

Synonyms: lax, loose Definition: emptying easily or excessively Usage: loose bowels

Similar words: regular, unconstipated Definition: not constipated

Synonyms: liberal, loose, free Definition: not literal Usage: a loose interpretation of what she had been told; a free translation of the poem

Similar words: inexact Definition: not exact

Synonyms: escaped, loose, at large, on the loose Definition: having escaped, especially from confinement Usage: a convict still at large; searching for two escaped prisoners; dogs loose on the streets; criminals on the loose in the neighborhood

Similar words: free Definition: able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint Usage: free enterprise; a free port; a free country; I have an hour free; free will; free of racism; feel free to stay as long as you wish; a free choice

Synonyms: loose Definition: not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting Usage: loose clothing; the large shoes were very loose

Similar words: loose-fitting, baggy, sloppy Definition: not fitting closely; hanging loosely Usage: baggy trousers; a loose-fitting blouse is comfortable in hot weather

Similar words: flyaway Definition: (of hair or clothing) worn loose Usage: her flyaway hair; a flyaway coat

Synonyms: loose, informal Definition: not officially recognized or controlled Usage: an informal agreement; a loose organization of the local farmers

Similar words: unofficial Definition: not having official authority or sanction Usage: a sort of unofficial mayor; an unofficial estimate; he participated in an unofficial capacity

Synonyms: loose Definition: not carefully arranged in a package Usage: a box of loose nails

Similar words: unpackaged Definition: not packaged or put into packets Usage: unpackaged nuts

Synonyms: loose, idle Definition: lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility Usage: idle talk; a loose tongue

Similar words: irresponsible Definition: showing lack of care for consequences Usage: behaved like an irresponsible idiot; hasty and irresponsible action

Synonyms: open, loose Definition: (of textures) full of small openings or gaps Usage: an open texture; a loose weave

Similar words: harsh, coarse Definition: of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles Usage: coarse meal; coarse sand; a coarse weave

Synonyms: slack, loose Definition: not tense or taut Usage: the old man's skin hung loose and grey; slack and wrinkled skin; slack sails; a slack rope

Similar words: lax Definition: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience Usage: a lax rope; a limp handshake