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Synonyms for remissness

the state or quality of being negligent

Synonyms for remissness

the quality of being lax and neglectful

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Is this owing to the generosity of him in whose possession it is found, or to the remissness of the officers of justice?
Indeed, dear Harriet," answered Sophia, "your story is an apology for any neglect; but, indeed, I feel that I have been guilty of a remissness, without so good an excuse.
He did not like to own that he had not as yet been to his parents' and his dear sister Anne--a remissness for which I am sure every well- regulated person will blame the Major.
Sometimes I thought that the fiend followed me and might expedite my remissness by murdering my companion.
Content with the momentary examination he had made, the eldest of the group, who was in truth the delinquent sentinel by whose remissness the wily Mahtoree had so well profited, turned towards his father and said bluntly--
Her frequent forgetfulness of this admonition intensified her startled manner, since Mr Flintwinch's habit of avenging himself on her remissness by making springs after her on the staircase, and shaking her, occasioned her to be always nervously uncertain when she might be thus waylaid next.
He had had all the heart to leave his son a beggar, but proud even of his health and strength, had put off the act till it was too late, and now might gnash his teeth in the other world, at the thought of the wealth his remissness had left him.
There can be no excuse for such remissness over the last 60 years because it was in the early 1950s that the UK built the world's first civil atomic power station in Cumbria.
The recurring themes are the failure of Muslim religious leaders to take effective measures to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims and to condemn, unambiguously, the atrocities committed by al-Quaeda and IS and it its followers, the remissness of the richest oil kingdom on earth, Saudi Arabia, to be more proactive in the fight against terrorism and the kingdom's appalling human rights record.
The ministers then discussed interpellation motions lodged by MPs against His Highness the Prime Minister over housing, rising land prices and corruption, and the ministers of health, planning and development over remissness and negligence, he added.
New York, Muharram 05, 1435, November 08, 2013, SPA -- Kuwait fully understands the position taken by Saudi Arabia regarding membership in the UN Security Council and shares Saudi dismay over the Council's remissness in taking up its responsibilities vis-@-vis Arab and Islamic issues and causes, said a Kuwaiti official here.