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Wiktionary

  1. looselyadverb

    Not tightly.

    Insert all the bolts loosely, then tighten them.

    Antonyms:
    tightly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loosely, slacklyadverb

    in a relaxed manner; not rigid

    "his hands lay loosely"

    Synonyms:
    broadly, slackly, generally, broadly speaking

  2. looselyadverb

    in a loose manner

    "a union of loosely federated states"

    Synonyms:
    broadly, slackly, generally, broadly speaking

  3. broadly, loosely, broadly speaking, generallyadverb

    without regard to specific details or exceptions

    "he interprets the law broadly"

    Synonyms:
    mostly, slackly, broadly speaking, more often than not, generally, in general, in the main, broadly, by and large

  4. looselyadverb

    knitted in a loose manner

    "loosely knit"

    Synonyms:
    broadly, slackly, generally, broadly speaking

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "loosely":

    vaguely, weakly, slightly, lightly, freely

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How to use loosely in a sentence?

  1. Brendan Fischer:

    The fundraising appeals themselves are giving donors the impression that their money is going to help support the recounts and post-election litigation, but in reality, most of every donor's money is going to Trump's loosely regulated post-election political vehicle.

  2. Nisha Jhalani:

    LED technology can be affected by variables such as how loosely or tightly the tracker is worn, the user's skin tone or any other interference between the sensor and the skin. It can also become inaccurate with motion, which is why it doesn't fare as well as ECG with exercise.

  3. Whitney Balliett:

    A critic is a bunch of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste.

  4. Kaleel Jamison:

    Relationships--of all kinds--are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.

  5. Charles R. Swindoll:

    The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God's keeping.

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