Remiss vs Imprudent - What's the difference?
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.
At fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.
Not energetic or exact in duty or business; careless; tardy; slack; hence, lacking earnestness or activity; languid; slow.
- I would certainly be remiss if I did not give credit where credit was due.
- Thou never wast remiss , I bear thee witness.
- Its motion becomes more languid and remiss .
* at fault, blameworthy, negligent, reprehensible
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.
, author=Mary Elizabeth Braddon
, title=Phantom Fortune
, 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.}}
, author=Jules Verne
, title=Journey to the Interior of the Earth
, 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.}}
* indiscreet, injudicious, incautious, ill-advised, unwise, heedless, careless, rash, negligent