Remiss meaning

rĭ-mĭs
Characterized by carelessness or negligence.
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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.

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Lax in attending to duty; negligent.
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Careless in, or negligent about, attending to a task; lax in the performance of duty.
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Not energetic; languid.
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At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.

I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.

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Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
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Origin of remiss

  • Middle English from Latin remissus past participle of remittere to remit, slacken remit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition