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amiss

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 having a fault
  • that engine noise indicates that something is clearly amiss

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2 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
  • official recognition would not be amiss after that spectacular effort

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amiss

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of amiss (Entry 2 of 2)

2 off the desired or intended path or course
  • 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

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The first known use of amiss was in the 13th century

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“Amiss.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/amiss. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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