Misgiven
Misgive Mis*give", v. t. [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] --Laud. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and followed by the objective personal pronoun. [1913 Webster]

So doth my heart misgive me in these conflicts What may befall him, to his harm and ours. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Such whose consciences misgave them, how ill they had deserved. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To suspect; to dread. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Misgave — Misgive Mis*give , v. t. [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] Laud. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misgive — Mis*give , v. t. [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] Laud. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead of confidence and courage; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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