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misgiving

noun mis·giv·ing \-ˈgi-viŋ\

: a feeling of doubt about something : a feeling that something might not be right or might not work as planned

Full Definition of MISGIVING

:  a feeling of doubt or suspicion especially concerning a future event
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Examples of MISGIVING

  1. I felt some misgiving about his ability to do the job.
  2. They regarded the plan with misgiving.

First Known Use of MISGIVING

1582
MISGIVING Defined for Kids

misgiving

noun mis·giv·ing \mis-ˈgi-viŋ\

Definition of MISGIVING for Kids

:  a feeling of distrust or doubt especially about what is going to happen

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