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amissadv. [Pref. a- + miss.].
     Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.  [1913 Webster]
    "What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss."  [1913 Webster]
To take (an act, thing) amiss, to impute a wrong motive to (an act or thing); to take offense at; to take unkindly; as, you must not take these questions amiss.
     Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
    "[Used only in the predicate.]"  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
    "His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances."  [1913 Webster]
     A fault, wrong, or mistake.  [1913 Webster]
    "Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss."  [1913 Webster]


amiss, predic.adj. & adv.
--predic.adj. wrong; out of order; faulty (knew something was amiss).
--adv. wrong; wrongly; inappropriately (everything went amiss).

take amiss be offended by (took my words amiss).
ME prob. f. ON {agrave} mis so as to miss f. {agrave} on + mis rel. to MISS(1)



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