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The synonyms of “Loosely” are: slackly, broadly, broadly speaking, generally
Loosely as an Adverb
Definitions of "Loosely" as an adverb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “loosely” as an adverb can have the following definitions:
- In a way that is not firmly or tightly fixed or held together.
- In a loose manner.
- In a careless and indiscreet manner.
- Without regard to specific details or exceptions.
- In a physically relaxed manner.
- (with reference to play in cricket) in an inaccurate or careless manner.
- In a way that is not rigidly organized.
- In a way that does not fit tightly or closely.
- In a way that is not strict or exact.
- Knitted in a loose manner.
- In a relaxed manner; not rigid.
- In a way that is not close, compact, or solid in structure or formation.
Synonyms of "Loosely" as an adverb (4 Words)
|broadly||In a wide fashion.|
He interprets the law broadly.
|broadly speaking||In a wide fashion.|
|generally||Without regard to specific details or exceptions.|
Generally speaking things have been getting better.
|slackly||In a relaxed manner; not rigid.|
Usage Examples of "Loosely" as an adverb
- Discussions were loosely structured to enhance informality.
- Spinach can be packed loosely in a plastic bag.
- A loosely organized group of collectors.
- The novel is loosely autobiographical.
- A bow tied loosely at the collar.
- He moved loosely from side to side.
- His hands lay loosely.
- A loosely fitting white shirt.
- Her hair hung loosely over her shoulders.
- You shouldn't speak loosely outside the group.
- The term is interpreted loosely.
- Kirby bowled loosely.
- Cover loosely with foil and bake in a preheated oven.
- Buildings are grouped loosely around a village green.
Associations of "Loosely" (30 Words)
|baggy||(of eyes) with folds of puffy skin below them.|
His eyes were baggy with the fatigue of overwork.
I disengaged his hand from mine.
|dismissal||A judgment disposing of the matter without a trial.|
The dismissal of the appeal.
|emancipate||Set free, especially from legal, social, or political restrictions.|
An emancipated minor.
|embroidery||Embellishment or exaggeration in the description of an event.|
My mother decided I should learn embroidery.
|free||Free from obligations or duties.|
The atmosphere of that time contained virtually no free oxygen.
|interweave||Interlace by or as if by weaving.|
The branches met and interwove above his head.
|knit||A basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side.|
A machine washable knit.
|knot||Make a carpet or other decorative item with knots.|
Their muscles stood out in knots.
|lax||Of a speech sound especially a vowel pronounced with the vocal muscles relaxed.|
He d been a bit lax about discipline in school lately.
|liberate||Free (someone) from social conventions, especially those concerned with accepted sexual roles.|
She is liberated from the constraints of an unhappy marriage.
|liberation||The termination of someone’s employment (leaving them free to depart.|
She worked for women s liberation.
|lightly||Without good reason.|
It is not something that should be taken lightly.
|loop||Wind around something in coils or loops.|
The bicycle looped around the tree.
|loose||Become loose or looser or less tight.|
She swung into her easy loose stride.
|loosen||Cause to become loose.|
His bowels loosened in terror.
|looseness||Dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure.|
Misunderstandings can often be traced to a looseness of expression.
|needlepoint||Embroider in needlepoint.|
|relaxed||Free from tension and anxiety.|
The relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.
|release||A document effecting a release of property money etc.|
She released his arm and pushed him aside.
|sew||Make a garment by sewing.|
She sewed the seams and hemmed the border.
|slack||A cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely.|
A slack grip.
|stitch||Make mend or join something with stitches.|
Nymphs with come hither looks and not a stitch on.
|string||Stretch out or arrange like a string.|
The strings played superlatively well.
|thread||A programming structure or process formed by linking a number of separate elements or subroutines especially each of the tasks executed concurrently in multithreading.|
His fine threads and fashionable specs.
|undo||Cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect.|
Undo the parcel.
|unknot||Become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of.|
He swiftly unknotted his tie.
|unravel||(of twisted, knitted or woven threads) become undone.|
The sweater unraveled.
|untangle||Become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of.|
He knew he d have to untangle a financial mess and somehow restore investor confidence.
|untie||Undo the ties of.|
She knelt to untie her laces.