What does remiss mean?

Definitions for remiss

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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.]

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  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

Examples of remiss in a Sentence

  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. Scott Sales:

    Even a state like Montana, with a small population and being a long ways from the southern border, we'd be remiss to think there aren't impacts to the state by illegal immigration.

  4. Mark Walker:

    If that's accurate, I'm hearing that it's not -- to say that we would have some concern would be accurate, that would be troubling, to act like it's not a concern would be remiss on my part.

  5. The Democratic rebuttal:

    In fact, DOJ and the FBI would have been remiss in their duty to protect the country had they not sought a FISA warrant and repeated renewals to conduct temporary surveillance of Carter Page, someone the FBI assessed to be an agent of the Russian government.

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