LOOSELY, adv. loos'ly.

1. Not fast; not firmly; that may be easily disengaged; as things loosely tied or connected.

2. Without confinement.

Her golden locks for haste were loosely shed about her ears.

3. Without union or connection.

Part loosely wing the region.

4. Irregularly; not with the usual restraints.

A bishop living loosely, was charged that his conversation was not according to the apostle's lives.

5. Negligently; carelessly; heedlessly; as a mind loosely employed.

6. Meanly; slightly.

A prince should not be so loosely studied, as to remember so weak a composition.

7. Wantonly; dissolutely; unchastely.