Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill. What error drives our eyes and ears amiss Shak. Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss. James iv. 3. 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.
Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
A fault, wrong, or mistake. [Obs.] Each toy seems prologue to some great amiss. Shak.