Definition of remiss adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈmɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈmɪs//
[not before noun] (formal)
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not giving something enough care and attention synonym negligent remiss (of somebody) (to do something) It was remiss of them not to inform us of these changes sooner. remiss (in something/in doing something) She had clearly been remiss in her duty. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin remissus ‘slackened’, past participle of remittere. The early senses were ‘weakened in colour or consistency’ and (in describing sound) ‘faint, soft’.
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