Definition of 'amiss'
Example sentences containing 'amiss'
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Not that the Russian leader was giving any hint that anything was amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We should have known something was amiss when it took three attempts to get the kick-off right! The Sun (2016)Some English roses from the FA would not have gone amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This was the first formal indication that anything was seriously amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But after a while my parents began to realise that there was something seriously amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Serving staff do not take this amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Something has gone amiss and we need to find out what. The Sun (2015)Using a liquid feed on them will not come amiss either. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Something is amiss when competition involves a race to the bottom. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first sign that anything was amiss was her aching limbs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Any further shocks would be taken amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Claiming the first goal of a game from time to time would not go amiss either. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Some assistance in the current crisis would not come amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was obvious that something was amiss. The Sun (2008)So the embassy watchers were looking for anything amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2013)How could anything be amiss with the world? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Did his parents not notice anything amiss? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Nobody dared to risk incurring royal displeasure by suggesting that some things within the palace were seriously amiss. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Something had gone amiss in his upbringing and he was determined to take it out on all his junior officers. Lost Voices of the Edwardians: 19011910 in the words of the Men & Women Who Were There (2006)The technology has gone badly amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We do know something was seriously amiss in Chongqing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Failure to enact the Bill would be taken amiss around the world. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But a little less symphonic sheen and a little more jazz wouldn't have come amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I suppose we should have guessed something was amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I say a little cut would not have come amiss. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Be in your chamber then at that hour, and do not take it amiss if your visitor wear a mask. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)This is the loudest of warnings that something is now seriously amiss in the NHS. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is something amiss in the EU. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Used Occasionally. amiss is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'amiss'
British English: amiss ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is amiss, you mean there is something wrong.
Their instincts warned them something was amiss.
Definition of amiss from the Collins English Dictionary
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