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Synonyms for miss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman, fille(noun)

    a young woman

    "a young lady of 18"

    lady friend, missy, fille, young woman, young lady, girl, female child, girlfriend, daughter, little girl, misfire

    go to, impinge on, have, strike, feature, hit, collide with, run into, attend

  2. miss, misfire(noun)

    a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)

    missy, fille, young woman, young lady, girl, dud, misfire

    collide with, run into, feature, have, attend, hit, strike, go to, impinge on

  3. Miss(verb)

    a form of address for an unmarried woman

    girl, misfire, young lady, young woman, missy, fille

    feature, have, strike, run into, collide with, hit, impinge on, attend, go to

  4. miss, lose(verb)

    fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind

    "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"

    mislay, turn a loss, fall behind, misplace, lose, omit, overlook, fall back, lack, overleap, suffer, drop, leave out, neglect, recede, drop off, pretermit, escape

    have, go to, impinge on, run into, attend, strike, collide with, hit, feature

  5. miss(verb)

    feel or suffer from the lack of

    "He misses his mother"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    run into, impinge on, attend, feature, collide with, strike, have, go to, hit

  6. miss(verb)

    fail to attend an event or activity

    "I missed the concert"; "He missed school for a week"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    go to, have, attend, impinge on, run into, hit, feature, strike, collide with

  7. neglect, pretermit, omit, drop, miss, leave out, overlook, overleap(verb)

    leave undone or leave out

    "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"

    unload, overleap, dribble, lose, drip, vault, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, sink, fail, dominate, fell, degenerate, deteriorate, look out over, leave off, lack, ignore, leave out, throw, cast, cut down, pretermit, put down, take out, devolve, expend, exclude, dangle, send away, set down, flatten, look across, swing, cast off, strike down, throw off, escape, neglect, overtop, command, except, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, look out on, throw away, disregard, shed, omit

    strike, go to, impinge on, collide with, hit, have, feature, attend, run into

  8. miss(verb)

    fail to reach or get to

    "She missed her train"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    go to, collide with, attend, feature, impinge on, strike, have, hit, run into

  9. miss, lack(verb)

    be without

    "This soup lacks salt"; "There is something missing in my jewelry box!"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    feature, impinge on, attend, run into, strike, have, collide with, go to, hit

  10. miss(verb)

    fail to reach

    "The arrow missed the target"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    feature, run into, strike, collide with, attend, have, hit, go to, impinge on

  11. miss(verb)

    be absent

    "The child had been missing for a week"

    drop, omit, lose, neglect, leave out, overleap, pretermit, overlook, lack, escape

    impinge on, run into, hit, strike, have, go to, feature, collide with, attend

  12. miss, escape(verb)

    fail to experience

    "Fortunately, I missed the hurricane"

    get away, scat, break away, run away, leave out, bunk, get out, break loose, lose, get off, overlook, take to the woods, lack, overleap, scarper, fly the coop, drop, turn tail, run, omit, head for the hills, neglect, elude, hightail it, pretermit, get by, escape, lam

    strike, run into, have, go to, impinge on, collide with, attend, feature, hit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. miss

    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose

    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, compass, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. miss(v. a.)

    fail to hit, fail to reach, fail of hitting, fail of reaching

  2. miss(v. a.)

    lose, fail of finding

  3. miss(v. a.)

    forego, pass by, leave out, go without

  4. miss(v. a.)

    feel the want of, feel the loss of

  5. miss(v. n.)

    fail to hit, fall short, miss one's aim

  6. miss(v. n.)

    fail, miscarry, not succeed, come to nothing, end in smoke

  7. miss(n.)

    mistake, error, blunder, slip, trip, oversight, failure, fault, lapse

  8. miss(n.)

    girl, lass, LASSIE, maiden, damsel, maid, young lady

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. miss(n)

    failure, miscarriage, omission, oversight, default, mistake, error

  2. miss(v)

    fail, miscarry, skip, omit, overlook

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How to use miss in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The expression 'I miss you' in English becomes 'Vous me manquez' in French, which literally means 'You're missing from me'. In my view, it's a wonderful way to express the emptiness in your self when you truly miss someone.

  2. Melody Gardot:

    It's a little bit frustrating sometimes because of course, like so many other things, you miss the tactility.

  3. Alfred Hitchcock:

    She had an incredible career — but first and foremost she was my mum, and that's who I will miss.

  4. Theodore Hesburgh:

    I've said Mass in airplanes at 50,000 feet. I've said Mass in the South Pole. I've said Mass in jungles all over the world. I've said Mass in African huts. I've said Mass in cathedrals. Wherever I am, I've been able to do it for over 60 years every day and only miss a couple of times in all those years.

  5. Jacob Bronowski:

    The world is full of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.

Translations for miss

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  • افتقد, اشتاق, أخطأ, آنسةArabic
  • trobar a faltar, enyorarCatalan, Valencian
  • postrádat, minout, chybět, zmeškat, vyhnout, netrefit, slečnaCzech
  • savne, forbier, frøkenDanish
  • sich sehnen, verfehlen, verpassen, vermissen, FräuleinGerman
  • χάνω, αστοχώ, νοσταλγώ, αστοχία, δεσποινίδα, δεσποινίςGreek
  • fraŭlinoEsperanto
  • faltar, echar de menos, errar, perder, extrañar, señoritaSpanish
  • puuttua, kaivata, poissa, missata, myöhästyä, ohi, ymmärtää, välttää, ikävöidä, epäonnistuminen, ohilaukaus, neitonen, ohiheitto, neitiFinnish
  • rater, manquer, languir, mademoiselleFrench
  • ógbheanIrish
  • caill, rach iomrall, ionndrainn, maighdeannScottish Gaelic
  • פספס, החטיא, הִתְגַּעְגֵּעַHebrew
  • elszalaszt, hiányol, eltéveszt, elhibáz, lekésik, elmulaszt, nélkülözHungarian
  • կարոտել, օրիորդArmenian
  • damzeloIdo
  • ungfrúIcelandic
  • mancare, signorinaItalian
  • 恋い慕う, しそこなう, 当てそこなう, 取り損なう, 寂しがる, 憧れる, ミスJapanese
  • 놓치다, 그리워하다, 아가씨Korean
  • egeo, desidero, careo, desum, missLatin
  • verpassen, verfeelen, vermëssenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • netrāpīt, trūktLatvian
  • hauare, mānakonako, hemoMāori
  • утка, госпоѓица, пропуст, промашувањеMacedonian
  • snappen, lezen, ergens, missen, overheen, ontwijken, kijken, niet, mislukking, misser, juffrouwDutch
  • frøkenNorwegian
  • spudłować, tęsknić, spóźnić się, pudło, pannaPolish
  • perceber, [[sentir]] [[falta]]/[[saudade]]/[[saudades]] [[de]], falhar, faltar, perder, compreender, evitar, errar, senhoritaPortuguese
  • опоздать, промазать, попасть, пропустить, избежать, скучать, понять, тосковать, недоставать, промахнуться, упустить, девица, неудача, барышня, провал, девушка, промах, мисс, пропуск, деваRussian
  • gospodicaSerbo-Croatian
  • slečnaSlovak
  • pogrešati, zgrešiti, pogrešiti, zamuditi, gospodičnaSlovene
  • missa, sakna, bomma, undvika, miss, misslyckande, bom, frökenSwedish
  • คิดถึงThai
  • kaçırmak, özlemek, ıskalamakTurkish
  • місUkrainian
  • hụt, trật, nhớ, trượtVietnamese
  • inkosazanaZulu

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