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Synonyms for loose

Synonyms for loose

not tautly bound, held, or fastened

able to move about at will without bounds or restraint

marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained

lacking literal exactness

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to launch with great force

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

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turn loose or free from restraint

make loose or looser

become loose or looser or less tight

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not compact or dense in structure or arrangement

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

not tight

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not officially recognized or controlled

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not literal

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emptying easily or excessively

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not affixed

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not tense or taut

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(of textures) full of small openings or gaps

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lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility

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not carefully arranged in a package

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having escaped, especially from confinement

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casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

without restraint

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References in periodicals archive ?
Acceptable binding and loosing is founded in a hermeneutic that interprets scripture in light of scripture and, specifically, recognizes the priority of certain scriptural mandates.
Thus, even apart from the appeal to mercy, his loosing of the sabbath law is justified because "The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath" (12:8).
Matt 18:15-20 presents the church's ministry of binding and loosing as necessary for the determination of who is to be subject to church discipline.
Specifically, 18:15-20 offers a perspective on how binding and loosing might function in a conflict situation, where there is disagreement.
Although this discussion of binding and loosing strikes some as new and potentially controversial, it has in some sense been the practice of the church throughout the centuries.