remissness
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɹɪˈmɪsnɪs/
Noun

remissness

  1. The characteristic of being remiss
    Synonyms: carelessness, negligence, tardiness
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      Impunity and remissenes, for certain are the bane of a Commonwealth, but here the great art lyes to discern in what the law is to bid restraint and punishment, and in what things perswasion only is to work.
    • 1842, Edgar Allan Poe, The Mystery of Marie Rogêt:
      I have copied them chiefly to show you the extreme remissness of the police, who, as far as I can understand from the Prefect, have not troubled themselves, in any respect, with an examination of the naval officer alluded to.



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