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Synonyms for loose
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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. loose

    Synonyms:
    free, inadhesive, separable

    Antonyms:
    adhesive, cohesive, glutinous, gummy, sticking, sticky, viscid, viscous

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. looseverb

    Synonyms:
    untie, unfasten, let

    Antonyms:
    tie, fasten, hold, retain

  2. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    unbound, detached, flowing, scattered, sparse, incompact, vague, inexact, rambling, dissolute, licentious

    Antonyms:
    bound, tied, fastened, tight, moored, lashed, secured, thick, close, dense, compact, pointed, accurate, exact, consecutive, strict, logical, scientific, conscientious

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. looseadjective

    not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

    "loose gravel"

    Synonyms:
    on the loose(p), promiscuous, idle, wanton, slack, open, informal, sluttish, lax, light, free, escaped, liberal, easy, at large(p), unaffixed

    Antonyms:
    clinched, consolidated, tightfitting, controlled, cloggy, tightly fitting, tense, impacted, compact, skintight, tight-fitting, skinny, clayey, tight fitting, official, serried, unfree, skin-tight, packed, constipated, packaged, fine, close-packed, clenched, close-fitting, close, heavy, choky, snug, exact, wedged, viselike, tight, chaste, responsible

  2. looseadjective

    (of a ball in sport) not in the possession or control of any player

    "a loose ball"

    Synonyms:
    on the loose(p), promiscuous, idle, wanton, slack, open, informal, sluttish, lax, light, free, escaped, liberal, easy, at large(p), unaffixed

    Antonyms:
    packed, unfree, tightfitting, choky, tight fitting, official, fine, skin-tight, compact, impacted, tense, snug, clinched, wedged, consolidated, tight, responsible, cloggy, chaste, tight-fitting, close, skintight, skinny, clenched, heavy, close-fitting, close-packed, exact, serried, clayey, constipated, tightly fitting, viselike, packaged, controlled

  3. looseadjective

    not tight; not closely constrained or constricted or constricting

    "loose clothing"; "the large shoes were very loose"

    Synonyms:
    on the loose(p), promiscuous, idle, wanton, slack, open, informal, sluttish, lax, light, free, escaped, liberal, easy, at large(p), unaffixed

    Antonyms:
    packed, tense, unfree, fine, close, tight, serried, controlled, snug, consolidated, tight-fitting, exact, wedged, chaste, clinched, heavy, tightfitting, impacted, clayey, skintight, constipated, packaged, tightly fitting, responsible, compact, official, skinny, cloggy, clenched, viselike, tight fitting, skin-tight, close-fitting, close-packed, choky

  4. informal, looseadjective

    not officially recognized or controlled

    "an informal agreement"; "a loose organization of the local farmers"

    Synonyms:
    idle, sluttish, informal, easy, wanton, cozy, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, intimate, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, promiscuous, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    tight, fine, packed, serried, official, close-fitting, close, packaged, skintight, chaste, unfree, close-packed, impacted, clenched, heavy, tight fitting, clayey, tight-fitting, cloggy, choky, tightly fitting, responsible, exact, tense, tightfitting, wedged, constipated, consolidated, compact, skinny, skin-tight, controlled, clinched, viselike, snug

  5. free, loose, liberaladjective

    not literal

    "a loose interpretation of what she had been told"; "a free translation of the poem"

    Synonyms:
    spare, bountiful, sluttish, wanton, devoid, liberal, big, at large(p), idle, costless, large-minded, bounteous, easy, promiscuous, tolerant, detached, informal, complimentary, unaffixed, handsome, open, gratis(p), bighearted, slack, innocent, on the loose(p), destitute, freehanded, gratuitous, barren, broad, free, openhanded, giving, light, escaped, lax

    Antonyms:
    cloggy, serried, controlled, close-packed, snug, consolidated, clenched, tightfitting, unfree, skintight, tight, tight-fitting, clayey, skinny, heavy, packed, skin-tight, tense, tightly fitting, compact, exact, chaste, choky, wedged, close, responsible, clinched, impacted, tight fitting, constipated, close-fitting, viselike, fine, packaged, official

  6. lax, looseadjective

    emptying easily or excessively

    "loose bowels"

    Synonyms:
    idle, promiscuous, informal, easy, wanton, sluttish, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    tight, unfree, impacted, serried, compact, skinny, close-fitting, clinched, chaste, tight-fitting, viselike, packaged, clayey, tense, controlled, exact, cloggy, close, fine, skintight, constipated, wedged, responsible, packed, choky, snug, tight fitting, tightly fitting, close-packed, heavy, official, tightfitting, skin-tight, clenched, consolidated

  7. unaffixed, looseadjective

    not affixed

    "the stamp came loose"

    Synonyms:
    idle, promiscuous, informal, easy, wanton, sluttish, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    cloggy, close-packed, chaste, fine, exact, tightfitting, skinny, skintight, tight-fitting, clinched, controlled, consolidated, clenched, packed, constipated, viselike, unfree, heavy, compact, official, tight, snug, choky, skin-tight, clayey, packaged, close, serried, tightly fitting, responsible, tight fitting, wedged, impacted, tense, close-fitting

  8. loose, slackadjective

    not tense or taut

    "the old man's skin hung loose and grey"; "slack and wrinkled skin"; "slack sails"; "a slack rope"

    Synonyms:
    idle, promiscuous, informal, easy, wanton, sluttish, escaped, liberal, free, open, lax, unaffixed, on the loose(p), light, slack, at large(p)

    Antonyms:
    fine, tight, clayey, packaged, official, skintight, tight fitting, clinched, clenched, responsible, constipated, skinny, tightly fitting, skin-tight, viselike, chaste, close-fitting, unfree, consolidated, impacted, exact, snug, compact, close, choky, controlled, packed, tightfitting, serried, tight-fitting, close-packed, cloggy, heavy, tense, wedged

  9. loose, openadjective

    (of textures) full of small openings or gaps

    "an open texture"; "a loose weave"

    Synonyms:
    undefended, undetermined, sluttish, wanton, receptive, unresolved, assailable, at large(p), free, heart-to-heart, undecided, subject, promiscuous, undefendable, liberal, opened, exposed, unaffixed, open, clear, slack, idle, unfastened, on the loose(p), easy, overt, candid, open(a), capable, informal, light, escaped, lax

    Antonyms:
    compact, heavy, cloggy, clenched, skintight, chaste, serried, snug, tight, wedged, consolidated, tight fitting, packed, unfree, controlled, packaged, clinched, close, constipated, impacted, responsible, tense, clayey, skinny, close-fitting, close-packed, exact, tightfitting, official, tightly fitting, viselike, tight-fitting, skin-tight, choky, fine

  10. idle, looseadjective

    lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

    "idle talk"; "a loose tongue"

    Synonyms:
    wanton, idle, escaped, wild, sluttish, informal, dead, on the loose(p), out of work, easy, unused, liberal, free, jobless, open, lax, unaffixed, groundless, promiscuous, light, slack, unfounded, baseless, at large(p), unwarranted

    Antonyms:
    viselike, exact, packaged, close-fitting, compact, controlled, consolidated, tightfitting, clayey, packed, close-packed, tightly fitting, official, skinny, impacted, responsible, chaste, unfree, fine, heavy, serried, tight-fitting, close, snug, tense, clenched, skintight, skin-tight, clinched, cloggy, choky, tight fitting, tight, constipated, wedged

  11. looseadjective

    not carefully arranged in a package

    "a box of loose nails"

    Synonyms:
    on the loose(p), promiscuous, idle, wanton, slack, open, informal, sluttish, lax, light, free, escaped, liberal, easy, at large(p), unaffixed

    Antonyms:
    serried, official, constipated, skintight, snug, controlled, skin-tight, tense, tight, exact, close-packed, viselike, wedged, close-fitting, clenched, tight fitting, tight-fitting, skinny, tightfitting, fine, clinched, heavy, packaged, clayey, close, responsible, packed, choky, tightly fitting, chaste, cloggy, unfree, compact, consolidated, impacted

  12. at large(p), escaped, loose, on the loose(p)adjective

    having escaped, especially from confinement

    "a convict still at large"; "searching for two escaped prisoners"; "dogs loose on the streets"; "criminals on the loose in the neighborhood"

    Antonyms:
    heavy, clinched, close-packed, close, tight, consolidated, tight fitting, impacted, serried, skin-tight, exact, packed, close-fitting, tightly fitting, chaste, fine, tightfitting, skinny, responsible, clenched, clayey, official, controlled, viselike, choky, tense, compact, snug, tight-fitting, cloggy, constipated, packaged, unfree, skintight, wedged

  13. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wantonverb

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

    Synonyms:
    motiveless, light-headed, sluttish, wanton, wakeful, faint, prosperous, at large(p), well-situated, soft, gentle, idle, blowsy, lightsome, blowzy, light-colored, unaccented, slatternly, weak, low-cal, lite, easy, promiscuous, well-off, liberal, abstemious, informal, unclouded, leisurely, unaffixed, open, light(a), well-to-do, clear, well-fixed, easygoing, on the loose(p), comfortable, lightheaded, clean, tripping, short, scant(p), unprovoked, free, well-heeled, slack, light, swooning, calorie-free, escaped, lax

    Antonyms:
    impacted, clayey, cloggy, serried, close-packed, skin-tight, compact, tightly fitting, constipated, choky, responsible, chaste, exact, skinny, wedged, skintight, tight-fitting, packed, snug, controlled, tight fitting, heavy, close-fitting, tight, clenched, close, fine, consolidated, viselike, packaged, tightfitting, tense, official, clinched, unfree

  14. free, liberate, release, unloose, unloosen, looseverb

    grant freedom to; free from confinement

    Synonyms:
    turn, unfreeze, unloose, expel, exhaust, let loose, release, resign, emancipate, unblock, liberate, loosen, publish, disembarrass, unloosen, put out, let go of, exempt, give up, relinquish, justify, absolve, unleash, relieve, secrete, rid, let go, dislodge, bring out, discharge, issue, free, relax, disengage, eject, set free

    Antonyms:
    fine, tight fitting, clayey, tightfitting, tightly fitting, tight-fitting, skintight, responsible, compact, close-fitting, close, clenched, viselike, choky, wedged, serried, close-packed, consolidated, controlled, exact, chaste, heavy, skinny, unfree, cloggy, clinched, impacted, official, packed, constipated, packaged, skin-tight, tight, tense, snug

  15. unleash, let loose, looseverb

    turn loose or free from restraint

    "let loose mines"; "Loose terrible plagues upon humanity"

    Synonyms:
    loosen, relax, release, let loose, emit, free, unleash, let out, unloose, unloosen, utter, liberate

    Antonyms:
    fine, clenched, consolidated, close-fitting, controlled, close, wedged, exact, heavy, tight, skin-tight, tightfitting, chaste, serried, responsible, clayey, tightly fitting, tense, clinched, official, constipated, viselike, cloggy, packed, snug, compact, skinny, unfree, impacted, choky, tight fitting, packaged, tight-fitting, skintight, close-packed

  16. loosen, looseverb

    make loose or looser

    "loosen the tension on a rope"

    Synonyms:
    loosen, tease, release, unleash, free, liberate, untie, unloose, tease apart, let loose, unloosen, relax, undo

    Antonyms:
    compact, tense, clayey, close, skin-tight, controlled, responsible, clenched, packed, close-fitting, serried, viselike, tight, official, exact, tightfitting, wedged, close-packed, skintight, heavy, cloggy, clinched, skinny, tightly fitting, packaged, constipated, chaste, impacted, tight-fitting, fine, unfree, snug, consolidated, choky, tight fitting

  17. loosen, relax, looseadverb

    become loose or looser or less tight

    "The noose loosened"; "the rope relaxed"

    Synonyms:
    let loose, untie, liberate, decompress, slow down, unbend, unloosen, tease, loosen, undo, loosen up, unlax, tease apart, release, free, slack up, unleash, unloose, relax, slack, unwind, make relaxed, unstrain, slacken

    Antonyms:
    clayey, constipated, wedged, chaste, fine, official, packaged, snug, tightfitting, viselike, skinny, close-fitting, tense, skintight, responsible, impacted, tight, exact, clenched, tightly fitting, close-packed, tight-fitting, consolidated, close, serried, tight fitting, compact, controlled, heavy, choky, packed, skin-tight, clinched, cloggy, unfree

  18. loose, freeadverb

    without restraint

    "cows in India are running loose"

    Synonyms:
    free

    Antonyms:
    tight, choky, tightly fitting, close-fitting, unfree, fine, exact, serried, clinched, wedged, compact, clayey, viselike, close, snug, tight-fitting, close-packed, tightfitting, impacted, official, packed, responsible, chaste, constipated, skin-tight, skintight, tense, skinny, consolidated, packaged, controlled, heavy, tight fitting, clenched, cloggy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. looseverb

    Synonyms:
    unfasten, untie, unbind, unloose, CAST OFF

  2. looseverb

    Synonyms:
    release, liberate, free, set free

  3. looseverb

    Synonyms:
    detach, disconnect, disengage

  4. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    unbound, untied, not fastened, not confined

  5. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    movable, not fast, not fixed

  6. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    slack, relaxed, not tense, not tight

  7. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    open, not close, not compact, not dense

  8. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    prolix, rambling, not concise

  9. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    vague, indefinite, indistinct, indeterminate, ill-defined, not precise, not exact

  10. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    lax in the bowels, not costive

  11. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    immoral, dissolute, WANTON, unchaste, of lax morals

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. looseadjective

    Synonyms:
    unbound, disengaged, movable, unfastened, unrestrained, detached, relaxed, incompact, porous

  2. looseverb

    Synonyms:
    release, disengage, free, disentangle, liberate, absolve, remit, relax, loosen, slacken

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "loose":

    lax, coward, loosen, relaxed, bulk, cowardly, lenient, lose, released, slack

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How to use loose in a sentence?

  1. Donald Knuth:

    In fact what I would like to see is thousands of computer scientists let loose to do whatever they want. That's what really advances the field.

  2. André Maurois:

    The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    According to them everything was really good in 2008, when we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes, unemployment and uninsured rates were up, we were hopelessly addicted to foreign oil and (Osama) bin Laden was still on the loose. This apparently was the golden age that I messed up.

  4. Gerard Steijn:

    In disasters, you have piles and piles of rubble, and the rubble is waste. If you are rich, you buy more bricks and rebuild your home, but what happens if you are poor ? In disasters it is the poorest people who live in the weakest houses and they loose their homes first. I thought, what if you recycled the rubble to build back better homes for poor people ?

  5. Amit Mehta:

    It is not until you arrived, Thomas Webster, that all hell broke loose, i still remained shocked every time I see it.


Translations for loose

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  • فضفاضArabic
  • sypký, volný, uvolněnýCzech
  • lösen, lockern, ausschweifend, loslassen, locker, lose, entspannt, zügellos, indiskretGerman
  • soltar, libertino, indiscreto, liberar, golfo, promiscuo, relajado, suelto, flojo, desatar, desabrochar, aflojarSpanish
  • گشاد, سست, لقPersian
  • irrottaa, löysätä, rento, epäsiveellinen, irto, vapauttaa, avara, [[päästää]] [[irti]], ampua, löyhätapainen, löyhä, irtonainen, sulava, väljä, löysä, huolimaton, irtiFinnish
  • lâche, défaireFrench
  • scaoil, scaoilte, scaoilteach, scaoil amachIrish
  • sgaoilteScottish Gaelic
  • lazaHungarian
  • missa, sleppa, fyrirgjöraIcelandic
  • sciolto, disfare, sfusoItalian
  • מְשׁוּחרָרHebrew
  • ゆるむJapanese
  • 헐거운Korean
  • سووک, شلKurdish
  • tūtangatanga, tarau makere, tangatangaMāori
  • longgarMalay
  • mul, loslaten, lossen, ontspannen, verlossen, ruim, losmaken, losDutch
  • liberar, relaxado, libertar, largo, desembalado, afrouxar, soltar, indiscreto, solto, frouxo, promíscuo, desamarrar, atirarPortuguese
  • dezlegaRomanian
  • свободный, распутный, несдержанный, расслабленный, рыхлый, отвязывать, ослабить, ослаблять, развязывать, распущенный, неосторожный, расстёгивать, отпустить, неутрамбованный, неприкреплённый, освобождать, освободить, широкий, неупакованный, отвязать, развязанный, расстегнуть, непривязанный, развязать, отпускать, просторныйRussian
  • lösSwedish
  • தளர்வானTamil
  • గట్టిగా బిగించని, త్యజించు, అనుమతించు, గట్టిగా కట్టని, సరిపోని, నిదానింపజేయు, వదులు చేయు, వత్తిడి లేకుండా, కాల్చడం ఆరంభించుటTelugu
  • вільнийUkrainian
  • rộngVietnamese
  • פרייַYiddish
  • 疏鬆Chinese

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