remiss

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Likely from Old French remis. Cf. Latin remissus ("languid, negligent"), perfect passive participle of remittere ("to remit").

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remiss (not comparable)

  1. At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.
    I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.
  2. Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
    • Milton
      Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness.
    • Woodward
      Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.

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remiss c

  1. a referral, especially as a general practitioner refers a patient to another medical specialist
  2. a proposal referred for consideration[1]

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  1. ^ Government terms, Government Offices of Sweden