adjective (usually used predicatively)
- amiodarone hydrochloride,
Origin of amiss
Examples from the Web for amiss
He did not suspect anything was amiss until he returned home that evening and found them gone.
All of this happened in daylight, and controllers were aware that something was amiss.
There seems to be a prevalent feeling that something is amiss at Apple.Apple’s Earnings Show the Company Is Still Thriving|Edward Ferguson|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
From the start of the investigation, there were signs that something was amiss.Lesley Herring: The Hollywood Murder Case With No Body|Christine Pelisek|March 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Brega offered no hint that anything was amiss, basically because Libyans were barred from living there.
Little Hunne kept a watchful eye on them, for he had observed from the first, that something was amiss.Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country|Johanna Spyri
When anything is amiss, he goes at them, as for instance, those stores in the front.The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
But if the heart is sound in the main, God is not extreme to mark that which is amiss.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
If you strew a few Carvi comfits on the top, it will not be amiss.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
It may not be amiss, in order to save future digression, to say that the Smith in my name is on the paternal side.
Word Origin for amiss
mid-13c., amis "off the mark," also "out of order," literally "on the miss," from a "in, on" (see a- (1)) + missen "fail to hit" (see miss (v.)). To take (something) amiss originally (late 14c.) was "to miss the meaning of" (see mistake). Now it means "to misinterpret in a bad sense."
see under take the wrong way.