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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 amiss /əˈmɪs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·miss adv.  Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.
    What error drives our eyes and ears amiss?   --Shak.
    Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss.   --James iv. 3.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·miss a. Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
 Note: [Used only in the predicate.]
    His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.   --Wollaston.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·miss, n. A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.]
    Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
            completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the
            engine" [syn: amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)]
      adv 1: away from the correct or expected course; "something has
             gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss
             in the preparations" [syn: awry]
      2: in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner; "if you
         think him guilty you judge amiss"; "he spoke amiss"; "no
         one took it amiss when she spoke frankly"
      3: in an imperfect or faulty way; "The lobe was imperfectly
         developed"; "Miss Bennet would not play at all amiss if
         she practiced more"- Jane Austen [syn: imperfectly]
         [ant: perfectly]