Amiss : Definition

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Definitions of Amiss

Pronunciation : A*miss"
Part of Speech : adv.
Etymology : [Pref. a- + miss.]
Definition : Defn: 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.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : A*miss"
Part of Speech : a.
Definition : Defn: 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.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : A*miss"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.] Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. Shak.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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