Synonyms for remiss
- any old way
- any which way
- asleep at switch
- asleep on job
Antonyms for remiss
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REMISS
If you will pardon the offense, I will promise not to be so remiss in the future.
Giusippe and I have been both rude and remiss, haven't we, Giusippe?
I was thunderstruck, and tried to think if I had been remiss in anything.
Be so merciful, that you be not too remiss; so execute justice, that you forget not mercy.
He had been remiss to the self-confessed daughter of his enemy.
Our Prior is remiss; our Cellarers, officials are remiss; our monks are remiss: what man is not remiss?
That he failed, or that he was remiss, does not affect the argument.
"The Church may have been remiss, mistaken," the rector replied.
Those within it are remiss if they fail to keep this rule uppermost.
His life's work is to watch for them, that they be not remiss in doing.
early 15c., "weak, dissolved," from Latin remissus "relaxed, languid; negligent," past participle of remittere "slacken, abate, let go" (see remit). Meaning "characterized by lack of strictness" is attested from mid-15c.; that of "characterized by negligence" is from mid-15c.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REMISS
- asleep on the job
- like an absent-minded professor
- looking out window
- not on the job
- out of it
- out to lunch
- pipe dreaming