- (UK) /əˈmɪs/
- Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice. He suspected something was amiss. Something amiss in the arrangements had distracted the staff.
- Wollaston His wisdom and virtue cannot always rectify that which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.
- (archaic) Mistakenly
- (archaic) Astray
- (archaic) Wrongly.
- (obsolete) Fault; wrong; an evil act, a bad deed.
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i: Now by my head (said Guyon) much I muse, / How that same knight should do so foule amis [...].
- 1635, John Donne, "His parting from her": Yet Love, thou'rt blinder then thy self in this, / To vex my Dove-like friend for my amiss [...].