Amiss in a sentence as an adjective

Ok, something about this story seems a bit amiss.

I think there is something amiss with the display of the saw waves on oscillators 1 & 2.

"That's because they didn't have to light the outside; the real lighting is all that was needed, so nothing seemed amiss.

The source code to the parser is very assert-heavy, so if there's anything that's amiss, it tends to blow up with an assertion failure.

I think that clued them off that something was amiss, and I started being told I didn't need to come to meetings anymore... and was gone a few months after that.

Amiss in a sentence as an adverb

Without any dependence on other datastores or processes, it seems to be showing that something is seriously amiss when handling trivial requests.

In fact I only clicked to see how on earth that title could parse as English...I know the submission just took the title from the original article, but when the article title is that obscure a little editorial summarisation wouldn't go amiss.

Not following responsible disclosure with a company such as DigitalOcean is extremely irresponsible and I would be amiss to point that if anyone did ever find a software vulnerability filing it and waiting 24 hours for the appropriate response is preferred.

If you're on the brink of homelessness, there's something amiss that's deeper than will be fixed by a "startup accelerator" gig, "crowdfunding campaign", or desperation lowball contract to build an "app MVP".Your resume is scattered in tone and content, and inconsistently formatted: it's a bad audition for a detail-oriented solo-web-dev project.

Amiss definitions


not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

See also: haywire


away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

See also: awry


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"


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

See also: imperfectly