- (of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
- to be apprehensive.
Origin of misgive
Related Words for misgivehesitate, distrust, suspect, impugn, vacillate, demur, challenge, mistrust, discredit, disbelieve, insinuate, waver, imagine, query, fear, dispute, fluctuate, scruple, surmise, misgive
Examples from the Web for misgive
Historical Examples of misgive
I misgive me he'll come in for a wetting if he doesn't tie wings to his heels.Barbara Lynn
Emily J. Jenkinson
Love is a matter of give and take—marriage, a matter of misgive and mistake.A Guide to Men
Dreadfully did my heart then misgive me: I was ready to faint.Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)
His mind began to misgive him about the sister—perhaps she would prove a dragon, in the way?The Quaint Companions
So that when I heard his heavy footstep advancing along the passage my heart did misgive me, and I felt that I was trembling.Relics of General Chasse
- to make or be apprehensive or suspicious