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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. slackness

    Neglect (Latin nec, not, and lego, gather) is the failing to take such care, show such attention, pay such courtesy, etc., as may be rightfully or reasonably expected. Negligence, which is the same in origin, may be used in almost the same sense, but with a slighter force, as when Whittier speaks of "the negligence which friendship loves;" but negligence is often used to denote the quality or trait of character of which the act is a manifestation, or to denote the habit of neglecting that which ought to be done. Neglect is transitive, negligence is intransitive; we speak of neglect of his books, friends, or duties, in which cases we could not use negligence; negligence in dress implies want of care as to its arrangement, tidiness, etc.; neglect of one's garments would imply leaving them exposed to defacement or injury, as by dust, moths, etc. Neglect has a passive sense which negligence has not; the child was suffering from neglect, i. e., from being neglected by others; the child was suffering from negligence would imply that he himself was neglectful. The distinction sometimes made that neglect denotes the act, and negligence the habit, is but partially true; one may be guilty of habitual neglect of duty; the wife may suffer from her husband's constant neglect, while the negligence which causes a railroad accident may be that of a moment, and on the part of one ordinarily careful and attentive; in such cases the law provides punishment for criminal negligence.

    See synonyms for CARE.

    Synonyms:
    carelessness, default, disregard, disrespect, failure, heedlessness, inadvertence, inattention, indifference, neglect, neglectfulness, negligence, omission, oversight, remissness, scorn, slight, thoughtlessness

    Preposition:
    Neglect of duty, of the child by the parent; there was neglect on the part of the teacher.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inanition, lassitude, lethargy, slacknessnoun

    weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

    Synonyms:
    languor, laxness, phlegm, lassitude, laxity, slack, listlessness, flatness, lethargy, sluggishness, remissness, inanition

  2. slack, slacknessnoun

    the quality of being loose (not taut)

    "he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope"

    Synonyms:
    falloff, remissness, inanition, slack water, laxity, lethargy, morass, falling off, laxness, lassitude, quag, mire, quagmire, slack, drop-off, slump

  3. laxness, laxity, remissness, slacknessnoun

    the quality of being lax and neglectful

    Synonyms:
    laxity, lassitude, slack, laxness, lethargy, remissness, inanition

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slacknessnoun

    Synonyms:
    looseness, laxity, negligence, remissness, carelessness, shiftlessness, relaxation, diminution

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "slackness":

    laxity, inertia, laxness, inaction

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Images & Illustrations of slackness

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