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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of remittere 'to send back, relax'

remiss

adjective
     
re‧miss [not before noun] formal
careless because you did not do something that you ought to have done [= negligent]
remiss in
parents who are remiss in their duties
it was remiss of somebody to do something
It was remiss of the social services not to notify the police.

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