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Definitions of remiss

  1. failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Careless in matters of duty, business, etc.; neglectful; not prompt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Remissly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Remissness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Remitting in attention, etc.: negligent: not punctual slack: not vigorous. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Slack; negligent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Slack or careless; dilatory; negligent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Careless in performance of duty or business; dilatory; slack; languid. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Careless; negligent; not attending to duty or engagements; slow; not intense. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. r[=e]-mis', adj. remitting in attention, &c.: negligent: not punctual: slack: not vigorous.--adj. REMISS'FUL, tending to remit or forgive: lenient.--n. REMISSIBIL'ITY.--adj. REMISS'IBLE, that may be remitted or pardoned.--n. REMIS'SION, slackening: abatement: relinquishment of a claim: release: pardon: remission of sins: the forgiveness of sins.--adj. REMISS'IVE, remitting: forgiving.--adv. REMISS'LY.--n. REMISS'NESS.--adj. REMISS'ORY, pertaining to remission. [O. Fr. remis--L. remissus, slack--remitt[)e]re, to remit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Careless of duty, lax, negligent; lacking force or energy. Hence remissly adv., remissness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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