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Remiss vs. Amiss

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Remissadjective

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

‘I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.’;

Amissadjective

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

‘He suspected something was amiss.’; ‘Something amiss in the arrangements had distracted the staff.’;

Remissadjective

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

Amissadverb

Mistakenly, wrongly.

Remissadjective

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.

‘Thou never wast remiss, I bear thee witness.’; ‘These nervous, bold; those languid and remiss.’; ‘Its motion becomes more languid and remiss.’;

Amissnoun

(obsolete) Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.

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Remissnoun

The act of being remiss; inefficiency; failure.

Amissadverb

Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.

‘What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?’; ‘Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss.’;

Remissadjective

failing in what duty requires;

‘derelict (or delinquent) in his duty’; ‘neglectful of his duties’; ‘remiss of you not to pay your bills’;

Amissadjective

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

‘His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.’;

Remissadjective

lacking care or attention to duty; negligent

‘it would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information’;

Amissnoun

A fault, wrong, or mistake.

‘Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.’;

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Amissadjective

not functioning properly;

‘something is amiss’; ‘has gone completely haywire’; ‘something is wrong with the engine’;

Amissadverb

away from the correct or expected course;

‘something has gone awry in our plans’; ‘something went badly amiss in the preparations’;

Amissadverb

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’;

Amissadverb

in an imperfect or faulty way;

‘The lobe was imperfectly developed’; ‘Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more’;

Amissadjective

not quite right; inappropriate or out of place

‘there was something amiss about his calculations’;

Amissadverb

wrongly or inappropriately

‘the prime minister may have constructed his cabinet a little amiss’;

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