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remiss

re·miss

remiss

 
 
pronunciation:
rih mIs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: careless or negligent, esp. in the performance of one's duty.
I've been remiss in carrying out my responsibilities.
synonyms:
derelict, neglectful, negligent, unmindful
antonyms:
dutiful
similar words:
careless, idle, indolent, irresponsible, lax, slack, truant
definition 2: characterized by neglect or carelessness.
Service has been remiss since the change in management.
synonyms:
slipshod, sloppy
antonyms:
scrupulous
similar words:
careless, derelict, irresponsible, neglectful, negligent, perfunctory
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derivations: remissly (adv.), remissness (n.)
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