Definitions for: Remiss


[adj] failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*miss" (r?-m?s"), a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere
to send back, relax. See Remit.]
Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or
prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy;
behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or
activity; languid; slow.

Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness. --Milton.

These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.
--Roscommon.

Its motion becomes more languid and remiss. --Woodward.

Syn: Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless;
neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.


Re*miss", n.
The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [Obs.]
``Remisses of laws.'' --Puttenham.

Synonyms: delinquent, derelict, neglectful, negligent

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