Definition of loosely adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



1 in a way that is not firm or tightShe fastened the belt loosely around her waist.Hold the rope loosely between your finger and thumb.2 in a way that is not exactto use a term looselyThe play is loosely based on his childhood in Russia.Economic growth can be loosely defined as an increase in GDP.The two problems are only loosely related.