amiss

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a +‎ miss.

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Adjective[edit]

amiss (comparative more amiss, superlative most amiss)

  1. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
    He suspected something was amiss.
    Something amiss in the arrangements had distracted the staff.
    • Wollaston
      His wisdom and virtue cannot always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.

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Adverb[edit]

amiss (comparative more amiss, superlative most amiss)

  1. (archaic) Mistakenly
  2. (archaic) Astray
  3. (archaic) Wrongly.

Noun[edit]

amiss (plural amisses)

  1. (obsolete) Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      Now by my head (said Guyon) much I muse, / How that same knight should do so foule amis [...].
    • 1635, John Donne, "His parting from her":
      Yet Love, thou'rt blinder then thy self in this, / To vex my Dove-like friend for my amiss [...].

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