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remiss

adjective [after verb] uk   /rɪˈmɪs/ formal us  
careless and not doing a duty well enough: You have been remiss in your duties. [+ to infinitive] It was remiss of me to forget to give you the message.Not paying attentionTreating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoring
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