Definition of amiss adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈmɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈmɪs//
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Word OriginMiddle English: probably from Old Norse á mis ‘so as to miss’, from á ‘on’ + mis (related to the verb miss).Idioms
not come/go amiss
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(British English) to be useful or pleasant in a particular situation A little luck wouldn't go amiss right now! I followed them all the way to make sure nothing went amiss.
take something amiss
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(British English) to feel offended by something, perhaps because you have understood it in the wrong way Would she take it amiss if I offered to help?

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