A fault wrong or error
- incorrect defective out of order inappropriate as it may never be amiss to inquire about guidance
- Astray faultily improperly wrongly sick
- from the correct or expected training course
- in a poor or mistaken or regrettable way
- in an imperfect or faulty means
- not working correctly
- Astray; faultily; incorrectly; incorrectly; sick.
- Wrong; defective; out of order; improper; since, it may not be amiss to inquire of advice.
- A fault, wrong, or mistake.
mid-13c., amis "off the level," additionally "out of purchase," virtually "on the neglect," from a "in, on" (see a- (1)) + missen "fail to hit" (see miss (v.)). To take (some thing) amiss originally (late 14c.) was "to miss out the concept of" (see error). Today it indicates "to misinterpret in a negative feeling."
(adv.) Astray; faultily; improperly; incorrectly; sick.
- (a.) Wrong; defective; out of order; incorrect; because, may possibly not be amiss to inquire of guidance.
- (n.) A fault, incorrect, or error.
Toucans in confinement feed mainly on fruit, but little seems amiss to them, and they swallow grubs, reptiles and small birds with avidity.