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Definition of remiss:

  1. 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.
  2. The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.


ramshackle, unconcerned, asleep at the switch, abandoned, flea-bitten, indifferent, decrepit, tumble-down, overdue, dilatory, delinquent, tatterdemalion, neglectful, uninterested, broken-down, lax, run-down, slack, bedraggled, lax, careful, derelict, slack, woebegone, deserted, creaky, dilapidated, negligent.

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