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.
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But Yu would be remiss to offer only whiskies on his menu.
Bao Bao An Angel would be remiss to visit Shanghai and not indulge in some bao—any variety of this steamed, filled bun—and Bao Bao is the city’s cutest place to go.
Instead, the talking points in the news were the four soldiers who lost their lives, who the administration was remiss in saying little or nothing about.
All this isn't to say that if a tax proposal makes it to a signing ceremony, Trump wouldn't be remiss in giving Bannon the pen.
The attorney general even took care to namedrop the civil rights celebrities one would be remiss to not mention when talking about the First Amendment.
Now less than two months since those catastrophes, as a number of wildfires rage in California, the administration is still remiss to even use the phrase.
Been remiss, as the tennis has been a bit boring of late.
To the point that surgeons would be remiss in not using it.
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Origin and Etymology of remiss
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscareless, derelict, disregardful, lax, lazy, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, slack
Antonymsattentive, careful, conscientious, nonnegligent
Related Wordsheedless, incautious, irresponsible, reckless, wild; unguarded, unwary; forgetful; disregardful, disregarding, inattentive, oblivious, thoughtless, unheeding, unmindful, unthinking; apathetic, disinterested, indifferent, unconcerned, uninterested; delinquent; loose
Near Antonymsmeticulous, painstaking, punctilious; cautious, chary, circumspect, gingerly, guarded; alert, heedful, heeding, mindful, observant, regardful, regarding, vigilant, wary, watchful; foresighted, forethoughtful, provident, responsible; thinking, thoughtful; concerned, interested
Synonym Discussion of remiss
- negligent about writing a note of thanks
- a society callously neglectful of the poor
- a reporter lax about accurate quotation
- slack workmanship
- had been remiss in their familial duties
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