Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Remitting; forgiving; abating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Remitting; forgiving; abating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Slackening: relaxing; causing abatement.
  • Remitting; forgiving; pardoning.

Etymologies

Latin remissivus. See remit. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And, O my Guardian Angel, too remissive of thy Charge! why had I not some secret Warnings of my future Fate? why did I range so long in Foreign Courts, in search of trifling Pleasures, and unavailing Knowledge, while my

    The Fatal Secret: or, Constancy in Distress

  • Is the nature of the cancer aggressive, stable or remissive?

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Medea's next encounter with Jason sees her in remissive attitude, as she asks her former husband to let her have her two children back.

    Opera Today

  • Philip Rieff he describes the shift in Western culture from "inhibitory" to "remissive".

    Steve Addison's blog World Changers

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