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be amiss

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  1. misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amissverb

    interpret in the wrong way

    "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"

    Synonyms:
    misread, misunderstand, misapprehend, misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive

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  1. Scott Paul:

    I don't think he does our issue any favors by making it so incredibly jingoistic and bombastic, but I believe there’s widespread agreement ... that there is something amiss with our economic relationship with China and it’s past time that our government pushes back a little more forcefully.

  2. Miguel Cervantes:

    I do not say a proverb is amiss when aptly and reasonably applied, but to be forever discharging them, right or wrong, hit or miss, renders conversation insipid and vulgar.

  3. Karen Knudson:

    This is something that she identified based on knowledge of her body and something feeling amiss and taking action. Being an advocate for herself there led to identification at stage I, which is so important, early detection is key to improve outcomes.

  4. Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism:

    Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss.

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