Violet's dad was remiss in keeping an eye on the chicken roasting in the oven and now dinner is ruined.
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
Origin of remissMiddle English from Latin remissus past participle of remittere to remit, slacken ; see remit .