lax discipline

  • 1 lax — adjective lax discipline in schools Syn: slack, slipshod, negligent, remiss, careless, heedless, unmindful, slapdash, offhand, casual; easygoing, lenient, permissive, liberal, indulgent, overindulgent; informal sloppy See note at …

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  • 2 Lax — (l[a^]ks), a. [Compar. {Laxer} (l[a^]ks [ e]r); superl. {Laxest}.] [L. laxus Cf. {Laches}, {Languish}, {Lease}, v. t., {Leash}.] 1. Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber. [1913 Webster] The flesh of that sort of… …

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  • 3 Discipline of the Secret — • A theological term used to express the custom which prevailed in the earliest ages of the Church, by which the knowledge of the more intimate mysteries of the Christian religion was carefully kept from the heathen and even from those who were… …

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  • 4 discipline — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 training people to behave; behaving well ADJECTIVE ▪ effective, firm, good, rigorous ▪ We need better discipline in our schools. ▪ harsh, iron …

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  • 5 discipline — I n. 1) to establish; maintain discipline 2) to crack down on violations of discipline 3) to undermine discipline 4) to violate discipline 5) firm, harsh, iron, severe, stern, strict; lax, loose, slack; military; party discipline 6) the… …

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  • 6 lax — laxly, adv. laxness, n. /laks/, adj., laxer, laxest. 1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline. 2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake. 3. not rigidly exact or… …

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  • 7 lax — {{11}}lax (adj.) c.1400, loose (in reference to bowels), from L. laxus wide, loose, open, figuratively loose, free, wide, from PIE root * (s)leg to be slack, be languid (Cf. Gk. legein to leave off, stop, lagos hare, lit. with drooping ears,… …

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  • 8 lax — adj. Lax is used with these nouns: ↑attitude, ↑control, ↑discipline, ↑enforcement, ↑regulation, ↑security …

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  • 9 Robert Lax — (1915 ndash;September 26, 2000) was an American poet, known in particular for his association with famed 20th century Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton. A third friend of his youth, whose work sheds light on both Lax and Merton, was Ad… …

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  • 10 Petteri Lax — Petteri Lax …

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  • 11 Time discipline — In sociology and anthropology, time discipline is the general name given to social and economic rules, conventions, customs, and expectations governing the measurement of time, the social currency and awareness of time measurements, and people s… …

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  • 12 re|lax´er — re|lax «rih LAKS», transitive verb. 1. to make less stiff or firm; loosen: »Relax your muscles to rest them. 2. to make less strict or severe; lessen in force: »Discipline was relaxed on the last day of school. Gloria…slowly relaxes her… …

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  • 13 re|lax — «rih LAKS», transitive verb. 1. to make less stiff or firm; loosen: »Relax your muscles to rest them. 2. to make less strict or severe; lessen in force: »Discipline was relaxed on the last day of school. Gloria…slowly relaxes her threatening… …

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  • 14 re|lax|a|tion — «REE lak SAY shuhn», noun. 1. the act or process of loosening: »the relaxation of the muscles. 2. the act or fact of lessening strictness, severity, or force: »the relaxation of discipline over the holidays. 3. relief from work or effort;… …

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  • 15 negligent — negligent, neglectful, lax, slack, remiss are comparable when applied to persons, their ways of working or acting, and the results of their work or activities with the meaning culpably careless or manifesting such carelessness. Negligent implies… …

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  • 16 remiss — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lax, slack, neglectful, dilatory. See neglect. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. negligent, neglectful, derelict, lax, slack, inattentive, careless, indifferent, unmindful, forgetful, uninterested,… …

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  • 17 The Price of Privilege — Infobox Book name = The Price of Privilege author = Madeline Levine, Ph.D. cover artist = publisher = Harper Collins release date = 2006 media type = Hardcover pages = 224, 236 including notes. size weight = isbn = ISBN 0 06 059584 1 The Price of …

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  • 18 remiss — [ri mis′] adj. [L remissus, pp. of remittere: see REMIT] 1. careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task; lax in the performance of duty 2. characterized by carelessness or negligence 3. Now Rare not energetic; languid remissly adv.… …

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  • 19 symphony — /sim feuh nee/, n., pl. symphonies. 1. Music. a. an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements. b. an… …

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  • 20 Roh Moo-hyun — This is a Korean name; the family name is Roh. Roh Moo hyeon 노무현 盧武鉉 16th President of the Republic of Korea In office 25 February 2000 – 25 February 2008 Pri …

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