• WordNet 3.6
    • adj remiss failing in what duty requires "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty","neglectful of his duties","remiss of you not to pay your bills"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Remiss 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.""These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss .""Its motion becomes more languid and remiss ."
    • n Remiss The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. "Remisses of laws."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • remiss Not energetic or diligent in performance; careless in performing duty or business; not complying with engagements at all, or not in due time; negligent; dilatory; slack.
    • remiss Wanting earnestness or activity; slow; relaxed; languid.
    • remiss Synonyms Neglectful, etc. (see negligent), careless, thoughtless, inattentive, slothful, backward, behindhand.
    • n remiss An act of negligence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Remiss rē-mis′ remitting in attention, &c.: negligent: not punctual: slack: not vigorous
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  • St. Augustine
    “Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remissus, p. p. of remittere, to send back, relax. See Remit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. remis—L. remissus, slack—remittĕre, to remit.


In literature:

How we all came to disregard so material a point is inconceivable; but certain it is, we had been all greatly remiss.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
He was very remiss on this present occasion.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
Another point in which many basemen are remiss is in backing up.
"Base-Ball" by John M. Ward
Petitions were presented to the legislature asking the remission of the severe sentence.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
Even then his strange remissness would not have impressed itself upon him but for a startling discovery.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
Giusippe and I have been both rude and remiss, haven't we, Giusippe?
"The Story of Glass" by Sara Ware Bassett
Having been 'extremely remisse' in his studies at school, he made no great mark during his University career.
"Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by John Evelyn
Your behavior was very remiss.
"Heidi" by Johanna Spyri
Heaven, I ask thee remission of my sinnes, Not of my paines: husband, O help me, husband!
"Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois" by George Chapman
Just was the punishment; but equally just is the glorious remission of my sin.
"Brazilian Tales" by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

In poetry:

If then on Him our confidence be laid,
Certain remission shall for us be found,
Nor need we of those torments be afraid,
With which the yelling vaults of hell resound.
"Adam's Race" by Rees Prichard
No tame remission genius knows;
No interval of dark repose,
To quench the ethereal flame;
From Thebes to Troy the victor hies, And Homer with his hero vies
In varied paths to fame.
"Ode to a Man of Letters" by John Logan
The Father, first, his goodness must declare,
That it extends to all, both far and near —
That he with kindness each request receives —
That, to the contrite, he remission gives:
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Tho' thou more than a thousand times has sinn'd,
And tho' those sins as many stripes require,
Believe in Christ — thou shalt remission find
For ev'ry crime, and ev'ry loose desire.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
Peace! for the past the Precious Blood's Remission:
Peace! in the drought the Spirit's gracious rain:
Peace! fairer henceforth that far Country's vision,
Where shall be no more pain.
"A Sick-Bed Confirmation " by Samuel John Stone
The sins, which now o'erwhelm thy soul with shame,
Are not than Saul's, or any other's, more;
Yet Saul receiv'd remission for the same;
And so shalt thou — if thou wilt Christ adore.
"Advice To A Sinner, To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard

In news:

As a doctor, cancer patient in remission, wife, and mother I am asking voters to have compassion for anyone who can be helped by medical marijuana.
But she emerged from it cancer-free, and about seven months later is still in complete remission.
HIV helps put girl's leukemia in remission.
Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Funds Promising Leukemia Study – Patients in Remission More Than Two Years after Gene Therapy Treatment at UPenn.
HIV helps put girl's leukemia in remission.
But we would be remiss if we didn't mention the mayor's race includes another choice.
A woman who spent years caring for her husband, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, waited five years to have a mammogram and discovered she had cancer, which is now in remission.
It had gone into remission after treatment and surgery but recently returned.
These are perennial body parts questions, and I feel I would be somewhat remiss if I didn't re-answer them every few years.
Colts coach Pagano's cancer in remission .
Coach's leukemia in remission .
The doctor of Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano says his leukemia is in remission .
Mandi Schwartz '11 skates on the ice last winter, while her leukemia was in remission .
Joanna "Jojo" Sibert, 8, cuts a cake with her school friends during a " remission " party for her at Hog Dog King in Newport News on Sunday, Jan 22, 2012.
Pagano's leukemia is in remission .

In science:

New diagnosis of psoriasis gets 4-6 million people every year. Disease appears after birth or in extreme old age. Psoriasis is a chronic disease so there are periods of aggravation and remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Efficiency of such treatment will depend mainly on patient’s wish and possibility of lifestyle and diet control. So remission will be long-term (or life-long!).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Others refer to this work trying to explain the remission of psoriasis at HP+ patient who received complex treatment, including anti-Helicobacter therapy (Pietrzak 2009).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Garaeva 2005, Garaeva 2007). LPS-level decreased simultaneously with decrease of LPS-load on phagocytes. It resulted in decrease of tolerized phagocytes (incl. R-phagocytes) part and provided long remission.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
We would be remiss if we did not point out a paper of Poltoratski and Makarov which uses a different model than ours to associate operators with inner functions and classical model spaces of the upper-half plane.
On a theorem of Livsic