lit., "out of place" (a, negative, topos, "a place"), denotes unbecoming, not befitting. It is used four times in the NT, and is rendered "amiss" three times in the RV; in the malefactor's testimony of Christ, Luke 23:41; in Festus' words concerning Paul, Acts 25:5 , "if there is anything amiss in the man" (AV, "wickedness"); in Acts 28:6 , of the expected effect of the viper's attack upon Paul (AV, "harm"); in 2 Thessalonians 3:2 , of men capable of outrageous conduct, "unreasonable." See HARM , UNREASONABLE.
akin to kakos, "evil," is translated "amiss" in James 4:3; elsewhere in various ways. See EVIL , GRIEVOUS , MISERABLE , SORE.