from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lax in attending to duty; negligent.
- adj. Exhibiting carelessness or slackness. See Synonyms at negligent.
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- adj. At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- n. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- Wanting earnestness or activity; slow; relaxed; languid.
- Synonyms Neglectful, etc. (see negligent), careless, thoughtless, inattentive, slothful, backward, behindhand.
- n. An act of negligence.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. failing in what duty requires
Middle English, from Latin remissus, past participle of remittere, to remit, slacken; see remit.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)