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Meaning of AMISS

Pronunciation:  u'mis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in an imperfect or faulty way; "The lobe was imperfectly developed"; "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more"- Jane Austen
  2. [adv]  in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner; "if you think him guilty you judge amiss"; "he spoke amiss"; "no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"
  3. [adv]  away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

AMISS is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: awry, imperfectly
 Antonyms: perfectly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*miss"\, adv. [Pref. a- + miss.]
    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.
  2. \A*miss"\ ([.a]*m[i^]s"), a.
    Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be
    amiss to ask advice.
    Note: [Used only in the predicate.] --Dryden.
                His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that
                which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.
  3. \A*miss"\, n.
    A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.]
          Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. --Shak.
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