Origin of remiss
Examples from the Web for remiss
But I would be remiss if I didn't mention what gives me hope from this case.For Ricky Jackson, a Just Verdict—But 39 Years Too Late|Cliff Schecter|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would be remiss not to mention David Wenham, who played Al.
And I'd be remiss not to direct you a display of animal behavior in action.
Porton: I would be remiss if I didn't ask you about your recent efforts to take Playboy private.
And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has generated.
Hence the States were remiss in furnishing their quotas of men and money.Life And Times Of Washington, Volume 2|John Frederick Schroeder
Having been remiss in her duty, Miss Lupton was salving her conscience by being extra severe now.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
Surely Bilton had not been so remiss as not to have seen that fresh lilies were put in the green room!The Career of Katherine Bush|Elinor Glyn
Mr. Grant (the overseer) and his wife had not been remiss in their duty to the sick girl.Alone|Marion Harland
Giusippe and I have been both rude and remiss, haven't we, Giusippe?The Story of Glass|Sara Ware Bassett
Word Origin for remiss
early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from Latin remissus "relaxed, languid; negligent," past participle of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see remit). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from mid-15c.