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Meaning of REMISS

Pronunciation:  ri'mis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"

REMISS is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: delinquent, derelict, neglectful, negligent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*miss"\ (r?-m?s"), a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere
    to send back, relax. See {Remit}.]
    Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or
    prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy;
    behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or
    activity; languid; slow.
          Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness. --Milton.
          These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.
          Its motion becomes more languid and remiss. --Woodward.
    Syn: Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless;
         neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.
  2. \Re*miss"\, n.
    The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [Obs.]
    ``Remisses of laws.'' --Puttenham.