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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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#18971loosely
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How to use loosely in a sentence?

  1. Whitney Balliett:

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

  2. 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.

  3. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    - the term- livity-refers to all things relating to life and living. In the rasta icabulary of ras cardo, peter tosh and the trench town brethrens reasonings in the 60's, it took on a strictly defined meaning as to the purpose and reason for life. Rasta is all about life, jah life and liberty, not death and destruction. It is a term not to be used loosely. It was coined by ras cardo.

  4. Sally Yates:

    And again, as I said, we can debate policies and we should, but it has to be based on a common set of facts, and the lack of any of even being loosely tethered to truth for some, I think is a really dangerous thing for our country.

  5. 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.


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