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.
Don't it make him, perhaps, a little more remiss than usual in his visits to his blindly-doting - eh?
Deliverer from new Lords, leader to free Enjoyment of our right as Gods; yet hard For Gods, and too unequal work we find Against unequal armes to fight in paine, Against unpaind, impassive; from which evil Ruin must needs ensue; for what availes Valour or strength, though matchless, quelld with pain Which all subdues, and makes remiss the hands Of Mightiest.
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.
As he passed them he said -- "They are extremely handsome certainly, and you have done well to purchase them, although you were somewhat remiss not to have procured them sooner.
A long prosperity of bread-fruit and cocoanuts has rendered them remiss in the performance of their higher obligations.
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.
You have been very remiss in not coming to me sooner," said he, severely.
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.
How we all came to disregard so material a point is inconceivable; but certain it is, we had been all greatly remiss.