What is another word for remiss?

571 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɹɪmˈɪs], [ ɹɪmˈɪs], [ ɹ_ɪ_m_ˈɪ_s]

Remiss is a word that refers to being negligent or failing to fulfill a duty properly. Synonyms for "remiss" include careless, negligent, inattentive, forgetful, and derelict. If someone is remiss in their duties, they are not being diligent or attentive enough, which can have serious consequences. Other words that can be used in place of 'remiss' include slack, disregarding, thoughtless, unconcerned, heedless, and unobservant. These words capture the idea of someone not being as careful or attentive as they should be, and they highlight the importance of paying attention to one's responsibilities to avoid any negative outcomes.

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What are the opposite words for remiss?

Remiss means neglectful or careless. Its antonyms are diligent and punctilious. Diligent means constant in effort to accomplish something, attentive and persistent. While punctilious means paying attention to small details, meticulous and scrupulous. Other antonyms for "remiss" include responsible, thorough, reliable, conscientious, vigilant, attentive, dutiful, assiduous, painstaking, and devoted. All these words have qualities of being attentive, hard-working, and responsible. When describing someone who is diligent and punctilious, we mean that they are responsible, and pay attention to details and ensure that everything is completed with great care. All these words have positive connotations, while "remiss" has a negative connotation.

Usage examples for Remiss

The Kabuli continued that Deenah was no doubt appreciated on a small scale in the house of Annesley Sahiba; but the establishment itself, as well as the people, was inadequate to offer scope for the talents of such a man as Deenah; also that Deenah was remiss in making no better provision for the future of his own household; also, the gifts should be considered-and now the Kabuli was opening his packs.
"Son of Power"
Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost
"I remember your mentioning the little girl to me some years ago," observed Mr Shallard to Adam; "and I am afraid we have been remiss in not making more efforts to ascertain to what family she can belong, although the difficulties have increased by the length of time which has elapsed.
"Won from the Waves"
W.H.G. Kingston
"I'm afraid we have been very remiss," apologized Nasmyth, when they joined her.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

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