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English definition of “amiss”

amiss

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈmɪs/ us  
wrong, not suitable, or not as expected: I could see by the look on their faces that something was amiss.WrongUnsuitable and unacceptable not go amiss informal If something might/would not go amiss, it would be useful and might help to improve a situation: A word of apology might not go amiss. A sense of proportion would not go amiss in all of this.Useful or advantageous take sth amiss to be offended by something that someone has said to you: I was worried that he might take my remark amiss.Making people sad, shocked and upset
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