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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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"I have business." 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.
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--
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.
Is this owing to the generosity of him in whose possession it is found, or to the remissness of the officers of justice?
MP Riad Al-Adsani KUWAIT, June 11 (KUNA) -- MP Riad Al-Adsani on Tuesday voiced dismay at what he deemed "government reluctance and remissness in lodging complaints against public money misappropriations" and Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf's failure to do something in this regard.
In its notice, the Commission also highlighted the negligence by the police in the case and stated "remissness and the act of negligence on the part of police authorities for not registering the case timely by arresting the accused person has aggravated the distressful plight of the lady, which cannot be tolerated in a civilized society governed by the rule of law."
Furthermore, Radev strongly backed Bassil's stance on the refugee issue, criticizing Europe's remissness in that respect.
I have much more to say, but this moment a Friend Is come in, and of course, my Epistle must end; Howe'er of Remissness you shall not complain, I mean by next Post to address you again.
Many honorable and worthy persons who at first were hot in pursuit of so noble and honorable a business, it is to be doubted unless they be worthily seconded by others that they will both repent them of their charge already laid out and also wax could and weary in disbursing more; and so may the country by the remissness of our nation be left or taken from them and lost to the spoil or usurpation of some other Prince, whose subjects will reap the harvest of our labour.
(13) This remissness was, in hindsight, a grave mistake on behalf of the West that would become part of an unfortunate chain of events eventually leading to a coup d'etat, the Russian annexation of Crimea, and the bloody stalemates in the Donbass.
The ECHR decision outlines Polyviou's findings which say "the president bore the greatest responsibility for the inadequacy, negligence and remissness that had been shown, and had failed to take care of or at least take basic measures to ensure the security of the citizens of the Republic of Cyprus, and in particular that of the soldiers and firemen in question."
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.
In essence, while hard power will continue to remain critical to exerting influence in international politics, the remissness of soft power can undermine or limit a state's influence over international outcomes.
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.
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.