remiss

Part of speech: adverb

Remissly.

Part of speech: noun

Remissness.

Part of speech: adjective

Slack or careless; dilatory; negligent.

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Usage examples "remiss":

  1. Of course it would be remiss in you not to satisfy yourself on that point. - "The Reverberator", Henry James.
  2. The Marquis Berghen, he informed Philip, showed but little disposition to put down heresy, in Valenciennes, while Montigny was equally remiss at Tournay. - "The Rise of the Dutch Republic, 1563-64", John Lothrop Motley.
  3. But her poor daughters grew worse, and the sick child, who had before seen angels in her convulsions, now saw the colonel's wife and cried out in her ravings against the remiss judge. - "A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718", Wallace Notestein.