amiss amiss  /ə ˈmɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner
  2. (adv) away from the correct or expected course
  3. (adv) in an imperfect or faulty way
  4. (adj) not functioning properly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Fellow Guardsman Van leperen said McCoy had given no indication at the Guard session that anything was amiss.
  2. Anyone stepping outside in Beijing around midday on June 18 would have noticed something slightly amiss.
  3. You're better off not knowing exactly what is amiss at the exclusive English private school Hailsham.

News

  1. Winfield chasing championship in Seattle

    Antoine Winfield had no reason to suspect anything was amiss when he headed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility to work out back in March.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

  2. Striking a Chord to Fill a Safety Net

    By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent   Local resident Donna LeClair’s recent medical crises galvanized her to find a means to connect with others who are suffering while teaching the rest of the community how to better respond to people in need. Three months ago, something went amiss for LeClair’s 29-year old son, Shawn [...]
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Laguna Beach Independent

  3. Antoine Winfield chasing Super Bowl title in Seattle

    Antoine Winfield had no reason to suspect anything was amiss when he headed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility to work out back in March.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KATU Portland

Quotes

  1. Desormeaux said Big Brown "was in no way, shape or form lame or sore. But there's something amiss, probably just tired."
    on Jun 7, 2008 By: Kent Desormeaux Source: USA Today

  2. "There's nothing wrong with trying to have a bit of common decency about things," said Vickery. "They say it's a professional sport but some old-fashioned manners don't go amiss. The way Brian has been treated has not been great. He did some...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Phil Vickery Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Everybody keeps saying that. I don't see it," said Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy. "They're on pace to win 58 or 59 games. I don't see it. I think it's unfair to San Antonio to think that something is amiss. The West is really hard, no...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Jeff Van Gundy Source: SI.com

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