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.

  • 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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