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 for remiss
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Remiss \Re*miss"\, n.
     The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [Obs.]
     "Remisses of laws." --Puttenham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Remiss \Re*miss"\ (r?-m?s"), a. [L. remissus, p. p. of remittere
     to send back, relax. See Remit.]
     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.
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           Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness. --Milton.
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           These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.
                                                    --Roscommon.
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           Its motion becomes more languid and remiss. --Woodward.
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     Syn: Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless;
          neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  remiss
      adj 1: failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent)
             in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you
             not to pay your bills" [syn: derelict, delinquent,
             neglectful, remiss]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  87 Moby Thesaurus words for "remiss":
     Micawberish, backward, behindhand, bone-lazy, cadging, careless,
     culpably negligent, dallying, delaying, delinquent, derelict,
     dilatory, dillydallying, disregardful, do-nothing, doless, dronish,
     drony, easy, easygoing, ergophobic, faineant, foot-dragging,
     forgetful, good-for-nothing, heedless, impotent, imprecise,
     inadvertent, inattentive, indifferent, indolent, lackadaisical,
     laggard, lagging, laissez-faire, lax, lazy, lenient, lingering,
     loitering, loose, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, nonaggressive,
     noninterfering, nonrestrictive, off-guard, overindulgent,
     overly permissive, overpermissive, parasitic, permissive,
     procrastinating, procrastinative, procrastinatory, regardless,
     relaxed, scamping, scrounging, shiftless, shuffling, skimping,
     slack, slighting, slipshod, sloppy, slothful, slow, sluggish,
     slurring, soft, sponging, thoughtless, uncircumspect,
     unenterprising, unguarded, unheeding, unmindful, unrestrained,
     unrigorous, unthinking, unwary, unwatchful, weak, work-shy
  
  

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