Definition of amiss
- If you think he is guilty, you judge amiss.
- Something had gone amiss.
- practiced more so as not to play the piece amiss
I hope that my suggestion that you might be more comfortable in a larger chair was not taken amiss.
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
Some of his assumptions are amiss.
The doctor's examination showed that nothing was amiss.
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: not proper or correct
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