Definition of Amiss

1. Adjective. Not functioning properly. "Something is wrong with the engine"

Exact synonyms: Awry, Haywire, Wrong
Similar to: Malfunctioning, Nonfunctional



2. Adverb. Away from the correct or expected course. "Something went badly amiss in the preparations"
Exact synonyms: Awry

3. Adverb. In an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner. "No one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"

4. Adverb. In an imperfect or faulty way. "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"
Exact synonyms: Imperfectly
Partainyms: Imperfect
Antonyms: Perfectly

Definition of Amiss

1. adv. Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.

2. a. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.

3. n. A fault, wrong, or mistake.

Definition of Amiss

1. Adjective. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. ¹

2. Adverb. (archaic) Mistakenly ¹

3. Adverb. (archaic) Astray ¹

4. Adverb. (archaic) Wrongly. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Amiss

1. being out of proper order [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Amiss

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aminylenes
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amiodarone
amioid
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amioids
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amiss (current term)
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Literary usage of Amiss

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1. Thesaurus of English words and phrases by Peter Mark Roget (1883)
"Adv. well, aright, satisfactorily, favourably, not amiss ; all for the best ... Adv. amiss, -wrong, ill, to ruin &c. (destruction) 162 ; adversity &c. ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1849)
"That thou art penitent for thy amiss, p. 5S- Doth challenge pardon for thy ... 176 : She arms her boldly to this great amiss. and again in the same poem, 1. ..."

3. A concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary for the use of students by John R. Clark Hall (1916)
"... transgress, do amiss, err, JnL,LL,W. ['misdo'] raise = mese ... to bear amiss, not to listen to, disobey, RB,W. ['mishear' ; hieran] ..."

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