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remiss

[ ri-mis ]
/ rɪˈmɪs /
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adjective
negligent, careless, or slow in performing one's duty, business, etc.: He's terribly remiss in his work.
characterized by negligence or carelessness.
lacking force or energy; languid; sluggish.
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Origin of remiss

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin remissus, past participle of remittere “to send back, slacken, relax”; see remit

synonym study for remiss

1, 2. See neglect.

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British Dictionary definitions for remiss

remiss
/ (rɪˈmɪs) /

adjective (postpositive)
lacking in care or attention to duty; negligent
lacking in energy; dilatory

Derived forms of remiss

remissly, adverbremissness, noun

Word Origin for remiss

C15: from Latin remissus from remittere to release, from re- + mittere to send
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