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Re*miss" (r?-m?s"), a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere to send back, relax. See Remit.]

Not energetic or exact in duty or business; not careful or prompt in fulfilling engagements; negligent; careless; tardy; behindhand; lagging; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.

Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness. Milton.

These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss. Roscommon.

Its motion becomes more languid and remiss. Woodward.

Syn. -- Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless; neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.


© Webster 1913.

Re*miss", n.

The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.

[Obs.] "Remisses of laws."



© Webster 1913.

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