misgiving

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noun mis·giv·ing \ -ˈgi-viŋ \

Definition of misgiving

:a feeling of doubt or suspicion especially concerning a future event
  • Many people have expressed misgivings about his ability to do the job.

Examples of misgiving in a Sentence

  1. I felt some misgiving about his ability to do the job.

  2. They regarded the plan with misgiving.

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First Known Use of misgiving

1582


MISGIVING Defined for English Language Learners

misgiving

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Definition of misgiving for English Language Learners

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


MISGIVING Defined for Kids

misgiving

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noun mis·giv·ing \ mis-ˈgi-viŋ \

Definition of misgiving for Students

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


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