The definition of remiss is to be negligent or careless or not do something you should.
An example of remiss is when you make sloppy, careless errors and don't pay attention to your work.
- careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task; lax in the performance of duty
- characterized by carelessness or negligence
- Now Rare not energetic; languid
Origin of remissClassical Latin remissus, past participle of remittere: see remit
Lax in attending to duty; negligent. See Synonyms at negligent.
Origin of remissMiddle English, from Latin remissus, past participle of remittere, to remit, slacken; see remit.