amiss - definitions and synonyms

amiss adjective

  1. English Meaning: 

    : not functioning properly

    Example Sentenses:

    • something is amiss

    • has gone completely haywire

    • something is wrong with the engine

    Synonyms:

    awry / haywire / wrong

amiss adverb

  1. English Meaning: 

    : away from the correct or expected course

    Example Sentenses:

    • something went badly amiss in the preparations

    • something has gone awry in our plans

    Synonyms:

    awry
  2. English Meaning: 

    : in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner

    Example Sentenses:

    • if you think him guilty you judge amiss

    • he spoke amiss

    • no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly

  3. English Meaning: 

    : in an imperfect or faulty way

    Example Sentenses:

    • Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more

    • The lobe was imperfectly developed

    Synonyms:

    imperfectly