Meaning of amiss

a•miss

Pronunciation: (u-mis'), [key]
— adv.
  1. out of the right or proper course, order, or condition; improperly; wrongly; astray: Did I speak amiss?
  2. to be offended at or resentful of (something not meant to cause offense or resentment); misunderstand: I couldn't think of a way to present my view so that no one would take it amiss.
—adj. (usually used predicatively)
  1. improper; wrong; faulty: I think something is amiss in your calculations.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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