- (of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
- to be apprehensive.
Origin of misgive
Related Words for misgivenhesitate, distrust, suspect, impugn, vacillate, demur, challenge, mistrust, discredit, disbelieve, insinuate, waver, imagine, query, fear, dispute, fluctuate, scruple, surmise, misgive
Examples from the Web for misgiven
Historical Examples of misgiven
His heart had often misgiven him when he had thought of Caroline.The Young Duke
And yet it would have misgiven him more had he allowed himself to be entrapped by Miss Dawkins.An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids
London had always sounded bleak and distant and terrible to her; and her heart had misgiven her at the idea of leaving her aunt.He Knew He Was Right
- to make or be apprehensive or suspicious