Permissive vs Remiss - What's the difference?

permissive | remiss |


As adjectives the difference between permissive and remiss

is that permissive is giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient while remiss is at fault; failing to fulfill responsibility, duty, or obligations.

permissive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient.
  • Anagrams

    * impressive ----

    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

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