Examples of remiss in a Sentence
It would be remiss of me if I did not share with you the vital role God has played in my recovery. —Jennifer Howard, Undoing Time, 2001
But if we do not address these complexities in the public arena, and in ways that are spatially theoretically grounded, we will be remiss in carrying out our scholarly and civic responsibilities. —Saul B. Cohen, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, December 1991
“Well, Sally, I'm in fault, and I acknowledge it; I've been remiss; but I won't let tomorrow go by without stopping up them holes.” —Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885
I would be remiss if I didn't tell you how much I appreciated the lovely gift.
Origin and Etymology of remiss
Middle English, from Anglo-French remis, Latin remissus, from past participle of remittere to send back, relax
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of remiss
REMISS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of remiss for English Language Learners
: not showing enough care and attention
REMISS Defined for Kids
Definition of remiss for Students
: careless in the performance of work or duty I was remiss in paying my bills.
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