What does remiss mean?

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remiss

    rē-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—remittĕre, to remit.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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