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"amiss" in British English

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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

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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…
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