Definitions for remissrɪˈmɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. derelict, delinquent, neglectful, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. remiss(Adjective)

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

    I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remiss(adj)

    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. Remiss(noun)

    the act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Forman:

    Brazil has been remiss in not making such numbers public.

  2. Ben Affleck:

    To Senator Leahy, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge my co-star in Batman, the role is marginally smaller than mine, but I understand you're quite good.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Now, this is, of course, the most wonderful time of the year. But we would be remiss not to take a moment to remember our fellow Americans whose hearts are heavy tonight – who grieve for loved ones, especially in San Bernardino, California, their loss is our loss, too, for we’re all one American family. We look out for each other in good times, and in bad. And they should know that all of us care about them this holiday season.

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