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Remiss vs. Amiss

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  • Remiss (adjective)

    At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.

    "I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due."

  • Remiss (adjective)

    Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.

  • Amiss (adjective)

    Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper or otherwise incorrect

    "He suspected something was amiss."

    "Something amiss in the arrangements had distracted the staff."

  • Amiss (adverb)

    Mistakenly, wrongly.

  • Amiss (noun)

    Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.

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  • Remiss (adjective)

    lacking care or attention to duty; negligent

    "it would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information"

  • Amiss (adjective)

    not quite right; inappropriate or out of place

    "there was something amiss about his calculations"

  • Amiss (adverb)

    wrongly or inappropriately

    "the prime minister may have constructed his cabinet a little amiss"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Remiss (adjective)

    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.

  • Remiss (noun)

    The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.

  • Amiss (adverb)

    Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.

  • Amiss (adjective)

    Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.

  • Amiss (noun)

    A fault, wrong, or mistake.

Webster Dictionary
  • Remiss (adjective)

    failing in what duty requires;

    "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"

    "neglectful of his duties"

    "remiss of you not to pay your bills"

  • Amiss (adjective)

    not functioning properly;

    "something is amiss"

    "has gone completely haywire"

    "something is wrong with the engine"

  • Amiss (adverb)

    away from the correct or expected course;

    "something has gone awry in our plans"

    "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

  • Amiss (adverb)

    in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner;

    "if you think him guilty you judge amiss"

    "he spoke amiss"

    "no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"

  • Amiss (adverb)

    in an imperfect or faulty way;

    "The lobe was imperfectly developed"

    "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"

Princeton's WordNet

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