Porton: I would be remiss if I didn't ask you about your recent efforts to take Playboy private.
But I would be remiss if I didn't mention what gives me hope from this case.
And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has generated.
And I'd be remiss not to direct you a display of animal behavior in action.
I would be remiss not to mention David Wenham, who played Al.
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?
Then how could we have been so remiss and however could we have neglected to go to Tom of the Footpath?
I was thunderstruck, and tried to think if I had been remiss in anything.
The people of the farm-houses respected Don Joaqun, though as regards the assistance of his poverty they were remiss and slothful.
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.