Definition of Remiss

1. Adjective. Failing in what duty requires. "Remiss of you not to pay your bills"

Exact synonyms: Delinquent, Derelict, Neglectful
Similar to: Negligent
Derivative terms: Neglectfulness, Remissness



Definition of Remiss

1. a. 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.

2. n. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.

Definition of Remiss

1. Adjective. At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Remiss

1. careless [adj] : REMISSLY [adv] - See also: careless

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remiss

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Literary usage of Remiss

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1. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"... the constable that the house be shut up ; and if the constable shall be found remiss and negligent, to give notice thereof to the alderman of the ward. ..."

2. English Synonymes, with Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from by George Crabb (1854)
"472 remiss—negligent, remiss, careless, thoughtless, REPUTATION ; > name, reputation, en credit, re- heedless, inattentive 424 ; REPUTE f pule 47« TO ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"i magistrate, or tie bead of an institution, í remiss in the exercise of his authority to ;beck irregularities. Offe is careless only in trivial matters of ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... especially if the local authorities were remiss in affording them protection It is true that the United States government has uniformly denied such ..."

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