misgive

verb mis·give \ ˌmis-ˈgiv \

Definition of misgive

misgave play \-ˈgāv\; misgiven play \-ˈgi-vən\; misgiving
transitive verb
: to suggest doubt or fear to
intransitive verb
: to be fearful or apprehensive

First Known Use of misgive

circa 1535


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