What does amiss mean?

Definitions for amiss
əˈmɪsamiss

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word amiss.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)adverb

    not functioning properly

    "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

  2. awry, amissadverb

    away from the correct or expected course

    "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

  3. amissadverb

    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"

  4. imperfectly, amissadverb

    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

Wiktionary

  1. amissnoun

    Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.

  2. amissadverb

    Mistakenly

  3. amissadverb

    Astray

  4. amissadverb

    Wrongly.

  5. amissadjective

    Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amissadverb

    astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + miss.]

  2. Amissadjective

    wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + miss.]

  3. Amissnoun

    a fault, wrong, or mistake

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + miss.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amiss

    a-mis′, adj. in error: wrong.—adv. in a faulty manner.—n. Amiss′ibility.—adjs. Amiss′ible; Amiss′ing, wanting, lost. [a, on, and Miss, failure.]

Anagrams for amiss »

  1. missa

  2. Samis

  3. saims

How to pronounce amiss?

How to say amiss in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiss in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amiss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of amiss in a Sentence

  1. Scott Paul:

    I don't think he does our issue any favors by making it so incredibly jingoistic and bombastic, but I believe there’s widespread agreement ... that there is something amiss with our economic relationship with China and it’s past time that our government pushes back a little more forcefully.

  2. Miguel Cervantes:

    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

  3. Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism:

    Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.

Images & Illustrations of amiss

  1. amissamissamissamissamiss

Popularity rank by frequency of use

amiss#10000#56337#100000

Translations for amiss

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for amiss »

Translation

Find a translation for the amiss definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these amiss definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "amiss." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/amiss>.

    Are we missing a good definition for amiss? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. greedy
    • B. sought
    • C. suspicious
    • D. aligned

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for amiss: