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.
Giving, or predisposed to give permission; lenient.
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