Origin of misgiving
verb (used with object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.
verb (used without object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.
Origin of misgive
Examples from the Web for misgiving
As he did not speak, she looked up from her chair at him, with misgiving in her eye.Wessex Tales|Thomas Hardy
Yet there was misgiving at her heart—a vague, sickening apprehension that chained her to the seat.
His own panegyrist tells us that Louis Philippe himself had a misgiving that none loved him for his own sake.
The sight of the entrance to it gave her a pang of misgiving.The Real Adventure|Henry Kitchell Webster
Through Jin's beating heart shot a sickening throb of misgiving and alarm.Contraband|G. J. Whyte-Melville
verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
c.1600, "feeling of mistrust or sudden apprehension," from misgive "cause to feel doubt" (1510s), usually said of one's heart or mind, from mis- (1) + give in its Middle English sense of "suggest." Related: Misgivings.