misgiving

  • 1 misgiving — misgiving; un·misgiving; …

    English syllables

  • 2 misgiving — mis*giv ing, n. Evil premonition; doubt; distrust; a feeling of apprehension; used commonly in the plural. Suspicious and misgivings. South. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 misgiving — I noun anxietude, anxiety, anxious concern, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, concern, critical attitude, disquiet, distrust, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, fear, fearfulness, forbodement, foreboding, gaingiving, hesitation, inquietude …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 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 (Cf. mis ) (1) + GIVE (Cf. give) in its Middle English sense of suggest. Related: Misgivings …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 misgiving — foreboding, presentiment, *apprehension Analogous words: mistrust, distrust (see under DISTRUST vb): suspicion, doubt, skepticism, *uncertainty: *fear, alarm, dread, fright …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 misgiving — [n] uncertainty anxiety, apprehension, apprehensiveness, distrust, doubt, fear, foreboding, hesitation, mistrust, premonition, prenotion, presage, presentiment, qualm, reservation, scruple, suspicion, unbelief, unease, worry; concepts 21,689,690… …

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  • 7 misgiving — [mis΄giv′iŋ] n. [see MISGIVE] a disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.usually used in pl. SYN. QUALM …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 misgiving — UK [ˌmɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ] / US [mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable, often plural] Word forms misgiving : singular misgiving plural misgivings a feeling of fear or doubt about whether something is right or will have a good result Chris eyed him with… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 misgiving — mis|giv|ing [mısˈgıvıŋ] n [U and C] a feeling of doubt or fear about what might happen or about whether something is right misgiving about ▪ Despite her misgivings about leaving the baby, she decided to accompany her husband. grave/serious/deep… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 Misgiving — 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

  • 11 misgiving — mis|giv|ing [ mıs gıvıŋ ] noun count or uncount often plural a feeling of fear or doubt about whether something is right or will have a good result: Chris eyed him with misgiving. have/express (your) misgivings (about): Richard expressed… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 misgiving — [[t]mɪ̱sgɪ̱vɪŋ[/t]] misgivings N VAR If you have misgivings about something that is being suggested or done, you feel that it is not quite right, and are worried that it may have unwanted results. She had some misgivings about what she was about… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 misgiving — noun (C, U) a feeling of doubt, distrust, or fear about what might happen or about whether something is right: She eyed Bert s pistol with misgiving. | have deep/serious misgivings: Opponents of nuclear energy have deep misgivings about its… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 misgiving — noun Date: 1582 a feeling of doubt or suspicion especially concerning a future event …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 misgiving — misgivingly, adv. /mis giv ing/, n. Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension. [1595 1605; MISGIVE + ING1] Syn. suspicion, mistrust, hesitation. See apprehension. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 misgiving — noun doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread Syn: doubt …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 misgiving — Synonyms and related words: Pyrrhonism, agitated, agitation, all overish, all overs, angst, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat, anxioused up, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensive …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 misgiving — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. doubt, apprehension, premonition; qualm. See fear. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. doubt, apprehension, qualm, hesitation; see doubt 2 , qualm 1 . See Synonym Study at qualm . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 misgiving — n. apprehension, worry, doubt, hesitation, reservation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 misgiving — noun a feeling of doubt or apprehension about something …

    English new terms dictionary


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