Definition of remiss in English:

remiss

Line breaks: re¦miss
Pronunciation: /rɪˈmɪs
 
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adjective

[predic.]

Derivatives

remissly

adverb

remissness

noun
More example sentences
  • I've been remiss in mentioning it, but when it comes to the Internet in general I am the epitome of remissness.
  • Anyway, I believe I have attained a level of remissness which is no longer pleasant, and therefore cannot remit any more.
  • He also said he wished ‘to have done public justice to the mildness of the present administration and at the same time to have acquitted them… of any charge of remissness in not having previously detected a conspiracy.’

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin remissus 'slackened', past participle of remittere. The early senses were 'weakened in colour or consistency' and (in describing sound) 'faint, soft'.

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