Remiss

Definition of Remiss

Re`miss´   Pronunciation: r?-m?s´
a.1.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.
n.1.The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.

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