Amiss

Definition of Amiss

A`miss´   Pronunciation: å`mĭs´
adv.1.Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.
What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?
- Shak.
Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss.
- James iv. 3.
To take (an act, thing) amiss
to impute a wrong motive to (an act or thing); to take offense at; to take unkindly; as, you must not take these questions amiss.
a.1.Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.
- Wollaston.
n.1.A fault, wrong, or mistake.
Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.
- Shak.

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