Remiss vs Imprudent - What's the difference?

remiss | imprudent |


As adjectives the difference between remiss and imprudent

is that remiss is at fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations while imprudent is not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.

remiss

English

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.
  • Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
  • * Milton
  • Thou never wast remiss , I bear thee witness.
  • * Woodward
  • Its motion becomes more languid and remiss .

    Synonyms

    * at fault, blameworthy, negligent, reprehensible

    See also

    * remise

    Anagrams

    * ----

    imprudent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not prudent; wanting in prudence or discretion; indiscreet; injudicious; not attentive to consequence; improper.
  • * 1711 , , The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker , volume 1.
  • Here Her Majesty took a great dislike at the imprudent behavior of many of the Ministers and Readers.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1853 , author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon , title=Phantom Fortune , chapter=3 citation , passage=‘It was a most 'imprudent thing to go up Helvellyn in such weather,’ said Fräulein Müller, shaking her head gloomily as she ate her fish.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1864 , author=Jules Verne , title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth , chapter=3 citation , passage=My uncle, falling back into his absorbing contemplations, had already forgotten my imprudent' words. I merely say ' imprudent , for the great mind of so learned a man of course had no place for love affairs, and happily the grand business of the document gained me the victory.}}

    Synonyms

    * indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent