Definition of remissness:
inattention, oversight, lethargy, carelessness, inadvertence, neglectfulness, disrespect, indifference, inanition, neglect, slack, incautiousness, slight, scorn, dereliction, negligence, incaution, omission, default, laxness, laxity, slackness, careful, lassitude, failure, disregard, heedlessness, thoughtlessness.
- "By What Authority?", Robert Hugh Benson.
No matter how much thou hast profited by thy retirement to the mountains, no matter how much thy solitude hath given thee of health and power and wisdom, thy cruel remissness can not altogether be drowned in my rejoicing.- "The Book of Khalid", Ameen Rihani.
Studiously abstaining from politics; positively refusing to accept office; shirking constantly and systematically all jury and other public duty, which, onerous in every community, was doubly so, as they thought, in that new country, they seemed never to reflect that there was a portion, and that the worst, of the population, who would take advantage of their remissness, and direct every institution of society to the promotion of their own nefarious purposes.- "A Sketch of the Causes, Operations and Results of the San Francisco Vigilance Committee of 1856", Stephen Palfrey Webb.