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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amiss  \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. 
  --Wollaston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amiss  \A*miss"\,  n. 
  A  fault,  wrong  or  mistake.  [Obs.] 
 
  Each  toy  seems  prologue  to  some  great  amiss.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amiss  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amiss 
  adj  :  not  functioning  properly;  "something  is  amiss";  "has  gone 
  completely  haywire";  "the  telephone  is  out  of  order"; 
  "what's  the  matter  with  your  vacuum  cleaner?"; 
  "something  is  wrong  with  the  engine"  [syn:  {amiss(p)}, 
  {awry(p)},  {haywire},  {out  of  order(p)},  {the  matter(p)}, 
  {wrong(p)}] 
  adv  1:  away  from  the  correct  or  expected  course;  "something  has 
  gone  awry  in  our  plans";  "something  went  badly  amiss 
  in  the  preparations"  [syn:  {awry}] 
  2:  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:  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  [syn:  {imperfectly}] 
  [ant:  {perfectly}] 




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