amiss

amiss
خَطَأٌ \ amiss: wrong; out of order: There’s something amiss with this telephone. error: mistake. fault: sth. that is wrong; a weakness: The lights have gone out; there must be an electrical fault. mistake: an incorrect act or thought: It was a mistake to lend him money. Your English is full of mistakes. wrong: not right; unjust; against custom; against the law: It is wrong to tell lies or to steal, not correct; mistaken; unsuitable That’s the wrong answer, and the wrong way to do it. She came in the wrong clothes for riding, (a) wrong action, a crime; an injustice If you do no wrong, you will not be punished.

Arabic-English glossary. 2015.

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  • amiss — amiss, astray share the meaning wrong or otherwise than intended. Amiss implies failure (as of an arrow) to reach the mark aimed at and frequently suggests a shortcoming or defect (as by failure to reach a standard, an expectation, a definite… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Amiss — A*miss , adv. [Pref. a + miss.] Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill. [1913 Webster] What error drives our eyes and ears amiss? Shak. [1913 Webster] Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss. James iv. 3. [1913 Webster] {To take (an act …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amiss — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not quite right; inappropriate. ► ADVERB ▪ wrongly or inappropriately. ● not go amiss Cf. ↑not go amiss ● take amiss Cf. ↑take amiss …   English terms dictionary

  • Amiss — A*miss ([.a]*m[i^]s ), a. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. Note: [Used only in the predicate.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amiss — A*miss , n. A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amiss — (adv.) mid 13c., amis off the mark, also out of order, lit. on the miss, from a in, on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + missen fail to hit (see MISS (Cf. miss) (v.)). To take (something) amiss originally (late 14c.) was to miss the meaning of (see …   Etymology dictionary

  • amiss — [adj] wrong; defective awry, bad, confused, crooked, erring, erroneous, fallacious, false, faulty, flawed, foul, glitched up*, haywire, imperfect, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate, incorrect, mistaken, out of order, sick, unfair, unlawful,… …   New thesaurus

  • amiss — index astray, defective, disordered, errant, erroneous, faulty, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate …   Law dictionary

  • amiss — [ə mis′] adv. [ME amis, on mis: see A 1 & MISS1] in a wrong way; astray, wrongly, faultily, improperly, etc. adj. wrong, faulty, improper, etc.: used only in the predicate …   English World dictionary

  • amiss — a|miss1 [əˈmıs] adj [not before noun] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: miss mistake, failure ] if something is amiss, there is a problem = ↑wrong ▪ Elsa continued as if nothing was amiss. amiss with/in ▪ There s something amiss in their relationship.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • amiss — [[t]əmɪ̱s[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ If you say that something is amiss, you mean there is something wrong. Their instincts warned them something was amiss... Something is radically amiss in our health care system. Syn: wrong 2) PHRASE: V… …   English dictionary

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