misgive

[ mis-giv ]
/ mɪsˈgɪv /

verb (used with object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.

(of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.

verb (used without object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.

to be apprehensive.

Nearby words

  1. misfire,
  2. misfit,
  3. misfortune,
  4. misfunction,
  5. misgender,
  6. misgiving,
  7. misgovern,
  8. misgovernance,
  9. misgovernment,
  10. misguidance

Origin of misgive

First recorded in 1505–15; mis-1 + give

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British Dictionary definitions for misgive

misgive

/ (mɪsˈɡɪv) /

verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given

to make or be apprehensive or suspicious
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