Definitions for remissrɪˈmɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. negligent or careless in performing one's duty, business, etc.

  2. characterized by negligence or carelessness.

Origin of remiss:

1375–1425; late ME < L remissus, ptp. of remittere to send back, slacken, relax; see remit


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"


  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

Anagrams of remiss

  1. misers


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