amiss Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “amiss” in the English Dictionary

"amiss" in British English

See all translations

amissadjective [after verb]

uk   /əˈmɪs/ us   /əˈmɪs/
wrong, not suitable, or not as expected: I could see by the look on their faces that something was amiss.
not go amiss UK 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.
take sth amiss
to be offended by something that someone has said to you: I was worried that he might take my remark amiss.
(Definition of amiss from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"amiss" in American English

See all translations

amissadjective

us   /əˈmɪs/
not right; not suitable or as expected: He suspected something was amiss.
(Definition of amiss from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “amiss”
in Spanish mal, torcido…
in Vietnamese hỏng…
in Malaysian salah…
in Thai ไม่ถูกต้อง…
in French de travers…
in German verkehrt…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不对的, 不合适的, 不正常的…
in Turkish kusurlu, kötü, yanlış…
in Russian неладный…
in Indonesian meleset, keliru, salah…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不對的, 不合適的, 不正常的…
in Polish ≈ coś jest nie tak…
What is the pronunciation of amiss?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More