What's the difference between amiss and imperfectly?
(adv.) Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill.
(a.) Wrong; faulty; out of order; improper; as, it may not be amiss to ask advice.
(n.) A fault, wrong, or mistake.
(1) "The economy, stupid" is a plausible-sounding answer, but it is stupidly amiss.
(2) T-Mobile: ‘Restricted Bling’ (starts at 10:21) Rap star Drake demonstrates extraordinary compliance no matter what’s asked of him in this funny advert for T-Mobile which aims to suggest that the network’s rivals “ruin everything”, but a longer version with him actually incorporating the lines “device eligible for upgrade after 24 months” and “streaming music will incur data charges” into his song wouldn’t go amiss.
(3) The coroner found that Ben continued to "play enthusiastically", and "displayed no immediately obvious physical signs that anything was amiss", but in the video, his symptoms clearly tally with those described on the Scat card.
(4) How this flora is controlled and what is amiss when virulent or pathogenic bacteria can cause infection are fascinating questions.
(5) This is the first time in my reread I've found something amiss: a King novel that doesn't have the story to back itself up.
(6) They do seem entirely unaware of contradictions in their arguments – Senator Cory Bernardi, for example, seeing nothing amiss in attacking Turnbull for distracting from the government’s message by responding when commentator Andrew Bolt accused him of leadership manoeuvring on national television and a nationally-syndicated newspaper column.
(7) Even the Guardian found nothing amiss in running a story about this and not quoting anyone who currently sells sex .
(8) Yes, of course it is, but a bit of humility amongst politicians never goes amiss.
(9) But more self-imposed quarantine wouldn't go amiss; more baristas who stay home; more coffee cups that remain untouched by those malign particles.
(10) Michael’s mam, my mother-in-law, rang our landline, which was a sign something was amiss, and tearfully delivered the news that Michael had taken his own life.
(11) This is not to say grassroot efforts may go amiss but we must not forget the historical socio-economic issues countries are still entrenched in.
(12) When the fixture list came out Advocaat would have fancied Sunderland’s chances of having six points by now but something looks seriously amiss within a side requiring a radical rebuild.
(13) The residents of Wang Kelian sensed something was amiss when a number of people stumbled on to their streets, weak and injured, and began to beg for food and water.
(14) Selby can't hit the yellow, so foul and amiss is called, and then again - this time he gets much closer.
(15) That isn’t, of course, because the NHS has taken to medieval blood-letting techniques, but rather because those who showed up at the infirmary door will have disproportionately had something seriously amiss.
(16) He is showing encouraging signs of having got the social care message, but a little forceful reminding cannot go amiss.
(17) Many new possibilities for treatment which have appeared recently have resulted from the amission of page limitation.
(18) Physiocal examination on amission demonstrated revealed a pulsating mass in the midabdomen, absence of pulsation of the right femoral artery and cold pale skin of the right leg.
(19) I wouldn’t imagine that people will get enough to cover their whole costs, but I would think that a payment to at least cover some expenses wouldn’t go amiss,” he said.
(20) A couple of days off in Blackburn wouldn't go amiss.