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a·miss / əˈmis/ • adj. not quite right; inappropriate or out of place: there was something amiss about his calculations. • adv. dated wrongly or inappropriately: the danger of her loving amiss. PHRASES: take something amiss be offended by something that is said, typically through misinterpreting the intentions behind it.

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amiss XIII. ME. a mis, on mis, prob. — ON. á mis so as to miss or not to meet, i.e. á ON, A-1, mis, rel. to MISS1.

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