remiss


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re·miss

 (rĭ-mĭs′)
adj.
Lax in attending to duty; negligent. See Synonyms at negligent.

[Middle English, from Latin remissus, past participle of remittere, to remit, slacken; see remit.]

re·miss′ly adv.
re·miss′ness n.

remiss

(rɪˈmɪs)
adj (postpositive)
1. lacking in care or attention to duty; negligent
2. lacking in energy; dilatory
[C15: from Latin remissus from remittere to release, from re- + mittere to send]
reˈmissly adv
reˈmissness n

re•miss

(rɪˈmɪs)

adj.
1. negligent or careless in performing one's duty, business, etc.
2. characterized by negligence or carelessness.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remissus, past participle of remittere to send back, slacken, relax; see remit]
re•miss′ly, adv.
re•miss′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.remiss - failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"

remiss

remiss

adjective
Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern:
Translations

remiss

[rɪˈmɪs] ADJnegligente, descuidado
I have been very remiss about ithe sido muy negligente or descuidado en eso
it was remiss of mefue un descuido de mi parte

remiss

[rɪˈmɪs] adjnégligent(e)
to be remiss of sb
It was remiss of me → C'était négligent de ma part.

remiss

adjnachlässig; he has been remiss in not doing ites war nachlässig von ihm, das zu unterlassen

remiss

[rɪˈmɪs] adj (frm) → negligente
it was remiss of me → è stata una negligenza da parte mia
References in classic literature ?
He prayed that if any man there had been remiss toward the stranger come to a far country, God would forgive him and soften his heart.
She had been often remiss, her conscience told her so; remiss, perhaps, more in thought than fact; scornful, ungracious.
Mr Pancks,' was the Patriarchal remark, 'you have been remiss, you have been remiss, sir.
After chatting some time on such matters as naturally arose from the objects around them, he suddenly addressed her with -- "I have hitherto been very remiss, madam, in the proper attentions of a partner here; I have not yet asked you how long you have been in Bath; whether you were ever here before; whether you have been at the Upper Rooms, the theatre, and the concert; and how you like the place altogether.
It seems to me indeed, if nothing else, yet something very troublesome to keep upon proper terms with them; for if you are remiss in your discipline they grow insolent, and think themselves upon an equality with their masters; and if they are hardly used they are continually plotting against you and hate you.
She hated the Guards, whom she thought conceited, and she could not trust herself to speak of their ladies, who were so remiss in calling.
How we all came to disregard so material a point is inconceivable; but certain it is, we had been all greatly remiss.
You do ill to be thus remiss, you, who are the finest soldiers in our whole army.
Don't it make him, perhaps, a little more remiss than usual in his visits to his blindly-doting - eh?
The States near the seat of war, influenced by motives of self-preservation, made efforts to furnish their quotas, which even exceeded their abilities; while those at a distance from danger were, for the most part, as remiss as the others were diligent, in their exertions.
Have something yourself, Johnny," I said, with an air of having intended to say it all the time, but of having been a trifle remiss because of the interesting conversation I had been holding with Clam and Pat.
Often each guild had a 'pageant-house' where it stored its 'properties,' and a pageant-master who trained the actors and imposed substantial fines on members remiss in cooperation.