- Often misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.
Origin of misgiving
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suspicion, mistrust, hesitation.
- (of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
- to be apprehensive.
Origin of misgive
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Examples from the Web for misgiving
I have a misgiving that there is something dark at work here, Tom.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
I have kept everything together, from a misgiving that an hour would come.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
I went to your house with a good deal of misgiving, Mr. Paine.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
I doubt if either of them entertained a misgiving as to what must be the issue.Scaramouche
When this misgiving passed, it was succeeded by something of the nature of regret.A Waif of the Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
- (often plural) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt
- to make or be apprehensive or suspicious
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Word Origin and History for misgiving
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