remiss
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹəˈmɪs/
Adjective

remiss (not comparable)

  1. At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.
    I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.
  2. Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, line 240, [https://archive.org/stream/paradiseregaindp00milt_0#page/{}/mode/1up page 21]:
      Thou never waſt remiſs, I bear thee witneſs:
    • Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.
Synonyms Translations
  • Spanish: remiso
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