misgiving

[mis-giv-ing]
noun
Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.

Origin:
1595–1605; misgive + -ing1

misgivingly, adverb
unmisgiving, adjective
unmisgivingly, adverb


suspicion, mistrust, hesitation. See apprehension.
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misgive

[mis-giv]
verb (used with object), misgave, misgiven, misgiving.
1.
(of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
verb (used without object), misgave, misgiven, misgiving.
2.
to be apprehensive.

Origin:
1505–15; mis-1 + give

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misgive (mɪsˈɡɪv)
 
vb , -gives, -giving, -gave, -given
to make or be apprehensive or suspicious

misgiving (mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ)
 
n
(often plural) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt

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misgiving
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 M.E. sense of "suggest." Related: Misgivings.
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Example sentences
Finds doubt, uncertainty and confusion about dyslexia and considerable misgiving.
It will not be so easy to put aside a further misgiving.
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