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Definition 1: away from the correct or expected course - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where amiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

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Definition 2: in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where amiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you think him guilty you judge amiss
  • he spoke amiss
  • no one took it amiss when she spoke frankly

Definition 3: in an imperfect or faulty way - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where amiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lobe was imperfectly developed
  • Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if she practiced more

Synonyms for amiss in the sense of this definition

Definition 4: not functioning properly - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where amiss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • something is amiss
  • has gone completely haywire
  • something is wrong with the engine

Synonyms for amiss in the sense of this definition

(amiss is similar to ...) not performing or able to perform its regular function

"a malfunctioning valve"

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