Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
remiss

re·miss

remiss

 
pronunciation:
rih mIs
features:
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
derivations: remissly (adv.), remissness (n.)