un misgiving


Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.

1595–1605; misgive + -ing1

misgivingly, adverb
unmisgiving, adjective
unmisgivingly, adverb

suspicion, mistrust, hesitation. See apprehension.
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misgiving (mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ)
(often plural) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt

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Word Origin & History

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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