Amis means an action that is incorrect in some way, or a person or thing that has somehow gotten off course.(adverb)
Amis is defined as something that goes wrong, often due to a flaw of some type.(adverb)
When the family road trip is delayed a few days due to car trouble, it is an example of something going amiss.
The definition of amiss is a person, place, or thing not in tune with what is correct.(adjective)
An example of something amiss is when a school of fish are supposed to swim to a certain spot each year to reproduce, but a change in water temperatures prevents it from happening.
Amiss is a person, place, or thing that is flawed or incorrect in some way.(adjective)
When a computer isn’t working properly and it configures incorrect data, it is an example of something that is amiss.
Amiss is something that is off or not right in a certain situation, yet it’s usually preceded by a negative.(adjective)
An example of amiss in the negative is when a teacher is late for class and she rushes in expecting mass chaos, but instead all the students are working hard and nothing is wrong.
See amiss in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME amis, on-mis: see a- & miss
See amiss in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English amis
Origin: , probably from Old Norse ā mis, so as to miss
Origin: : ā, on; see an- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + mis, act of missing; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.
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