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amiss

adverb \ə-ˈmis\

Simple Definition of amiss

  • : in the wrong way

Full Definition of amiss

  1. 1 a :  in a mistaken way :  wrongly <if you think he is guilty, you judge amiss> b :  astray <something had gone amiss>

  2. 2 :  in a faulty way :  imperfectly

Examples of amiss

  1. <I hope that my suggestion that you might be more comfortable in a larger chair was not taken amiss.>

  2. <the reenactment of the Wright Brothers' first flight went amiss when the wind died on the makeshift runway and the plane stopped short in a mud puddle>



13th Century

First Known Use of amiss

13th century


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amiss

adjective

Simple Definition of amiss

  • : not proper or correct

Full Definition of amiss

  1. 1 :  not being in accordance with right order

  2. 2 :  faulty, imperfect

  3. 3 :  out of place in given circumstances —usually used with a negative <a few remarks may not be amiss here>

Examples of amiss

  1. Some of his assumptions are amiss.

  2. The doctor's examination showed that nothing was amiss.



14th Century

First Known Use of amiss

14th century



AMISS Defined for Kids

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amiss

adverb \ə-ˈmis\

Definition of amiss

  1. :  in the wrong way <Don't take his criticism amiss.>




2

amiss

adjective

Definition of amiss

  1. :  not right :  wrong <I feel certain something is amiss.>





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