misgive

play
verb mis·give \ˌmis-ˈgiv\

Definition of misgive

misgave

play \-ˈgāv\;

misgiven

play \-ˈgi-vən\;

misgiving

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to suggest doubt or fear to

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be fearful or apprehensive

Circa 1535

First Known Use of misgive

circa 1535

Learn More about misgive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up misgive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!