remiss

[ ri-mis ]
/ rɪˈmɪs /

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.

Origin of remiss

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remissus (past participle of remittere to send back, slacken, relax); see remit

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remiss

/ (rɪˈmɪs) /

adjective (postpositive)

lacking in care or attention to duty; negligent
lacking in energy; dilatory

Derived Forms

remissly, adverbremissness, noun

Word Origin for remiss

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