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 for Amiss
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amiss \A*miss"\, n.
     A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.]
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           Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amiss \A*miss"\, adv. [Pref. a- + miss.]
     Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.
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           What error drives our eyes and ears amiss? --Shak.
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           Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss. --James
                                                    iv. 3.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amiss \A*miss"\ ([.a]*m[i^]s"), a.
     Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be
     amiss to ask advice.
  
     Note: [Used only in the predicate.] --Dryden.
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                 His wisdom and virtue can not always rectify that
                 which is amiss in himself or his circumstances.
                                                    --Wollaston.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  amiss
      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, amiss]
      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, amiss]
         [ant: perfectly]
      adj 1: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
             completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
             [syn: amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  136 Moby Thesaurus words for "amiss":
     aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, all abroad, all off, all wrong,
     askew, astray, at fault, awry, bad, badly, below the mark,
     beside the mark, beside the point, blamable, blameful, bootlessly,
     bum, censurable, cockeyed, confused, convulsed, corrupt, crappy,
     culpable, deceptive, defective, delusive, deranged, deviant,
     deviational, deviative, disarranged, discomfited, discomposed,
     disconcerted, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized,
     dissatisfactory, distorted, disturbed, errant, erring, erroneous,
     erroneously, evil, evilly, fallacious, fallaciously, false,
     falsely, far from it, faultful, faultfully, faultily, faulty,
     flawed, fruitlessly, guilty, haywire, heretical, heterodox, ill,
     illogical, illusory, imperfect, imperfectly, improper, improperly,
     in disorder, in vain, inaccurately, inappropriately, incorrect,
     incorrectly, indiscreetly, inopportunely, misinterpret, misplaced,
     mistake, mistakenly, misunderstand, not right, not true, off,
     off the track, on the fritz, out, out of gear, out of joint,
     out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place,
     out of tune, out of whack, peccant, perturbed, perverse, perverted,
     poor, poorly, punk, reprehensible, roily, rotten,
     self-contradictory, shuffled, sick, sinful, straying,
     to no purpose, turbid, turbulent, unfactual, unfavorably, unholy,
     unorthodox, unpropitiously, unproved, unsatisfactory, unsettled,
     untoward, untrue, untruly, unwisely, up, upset, vainly, wide,
     wrong, wrongly
  
  

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