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.

 

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A*miss" (#), a.

Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. [Used only in the predicate.]

Dryden.

His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.
Wollaston.

 

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A*miss", n.

A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.]

Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.
Shak.

 

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