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misgiving

[mis-giv-ing] /mɪsˈgɪv ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.
Origin of misgiving
1595-1605
1595-1605; misgive + -ing1
Related forms
misgivingly, adverb
unmisgiving, adjective
unmisgivingly, adverb
Synonyms
suspicion, mistrust, hesitation. See apprehension.
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misgiving

/mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
(often pl) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt
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Word Origin and History for misgivings

misgiving

n.

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.

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