- Often misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.
Origin of misgiving
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- (of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
- to be apprehensive.
Origin of misgive
Related Words for misgivinganxiety, hesitation, apprehension, foreboding, mistrust, unease, distrust, doubt, suspicion, qualm, reservation, unbelief, worry, premonition, fear, presage, scruple, presentiment, apprehensiveness, prenotion
Examples from the Web for misgiving
Historical Examples of 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