Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
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.
Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness.
These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.
Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.
Syn. -- Slack; dilatory; slothful; negligent; careless; neglectful; inattentive; heedles; thoughtless.
Re*miss", n. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure. [Obs.] Remisses of laws."