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misgiving

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misgiving

  1. 1 a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something <I had misgivings about the alleged victim's story, but I was afraid to speak up> Synonyms distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, doubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyRelated Words disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremorNear Antonyms credence, faithAntonyms assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust

  2. 2 an uneasy feeling about the rightness of what one is doing or going to do <he was filled with misgivings about committing himself to such a huge loan> Synonyms compunction, qualm, scrupleRelated Words conscience; distrust, doubt, dubiety, incertitude, misdoubt, mistrust, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingness; demur, fuss, objection, protest, question, remonstrance; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness; guilt, regret, remorse, self-reproach, shame; contrition, penitence, repentanceNear Antonyms aplomb, assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness

  3. 3 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune <overcome by a sudden misgiving upon seeing the creepy old mansion> Synonyms alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, apprehensionRelated Words agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, funk, perturbation, solicitude, suspense, unease, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentimentNear Antonyms anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity




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