from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Humble, lowly; abject.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Cast down; humble; submissive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Downcast; humble; abject.
- In botany, depressed; flattened.
He perceived that the Liberal ministry had offended certain influential sections by appearing too demiss or too unenterprising in foreign affairs.
Yet charitable readers will believe that in the following sentence demiss has slipped unconsciously from a learned pen:
De concessione demiss, Edwardo Ditchfield et aliis.
But the present bunch now occupying the majority of this government are accelerating our demiss and I am not going to sit idly by and allow them free passage to do it.
We need to demiss this idea that debt is a good thing that will help us grow.