follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

misgiving

[mis-giv-ing] /mɪsˈgɪv ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; misgive + -ing1
Related forms
misgivingly, adverb
unmisgiving, adjective
unmisgivingly, adverb
Synonyms
suspicion, mistrust, hesitation. See apprehension.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for un misgiving

misgiving

/mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ/
noun
1.
(often pl) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for un misgiving

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for misgiving

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for un

2
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for un misgiving