Origin of remiss
Examples from the Web for remissness
It never occurred to him to write again; and Carmen was not surprised at his remissness.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Spike now saw this well planned project to avoid death, and regretted his own remissness in not making sure of Jack.
Again shame for my mother's remissness obliged me to cast down my eyes in awkward silence.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Mr. Wyde's offence was one of remissness rather than of excessive care for his personal appearance.A Book About Lawyers|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Well, thats one on me, he said finally, as if partly ashamed of his remissness toward himself.Whispering Tongues|Homer Greene
British Dictionary definitions for remissness
Word Origin for remiss
Word Origin and History for remissness
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.