Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Humble, lowly; abject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cast down; humble; submissive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Downcast; humble; abject.
  • In botany, depressed; flattened.

Etymologies

From Latin dēmissus, past participle of dēmittere ("demit"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He perceived that the Liberal ministry had offended certain influential sections by appearing too demiss or too unenterprising in foreign affairs.

    Archaism.

  • Yet charitable readers will believe that in the following sentence demiss has slipped unconsciously from a learned pen:

    Archaism.

  • De concessione demiss, Edwardo Ditchfield et aliis.

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • But the present bunch now occupying the majority of this government are accelerating our demiss and I am not going to sit idly by and allow them free passage to do it.

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  • We need to demiss this idea that debt is a good thing that will help us grow.

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