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
I felt some misgiving about his ability to do the job.
They regarded the plan with misgiving.
Recent Examples of misgiving from the Web
Barnhart voted yes on the bill, despite his misgivings.
Misgivings in the Republican conference extend beyond just a few of the most moderate and conservative members, and McConnell can lose only two Republicans.
There was good reason for Curry and his family to have misgivings about what he’d be getting into out in Northern California.
Other Republican members voiced skepticism at the plan, including misgivings about evolving explanations for why installing fiber optics in western Louisville is a priority.
The tighter the circle of officials involved in writing the bill, the fewer opportunities there are for potential complaints, misgivings or unflattering details to go public.
In those meetings, some people expressed misgivings about Alexander’s cavalier attitude toward sharing the private information of an alleged rape victim.
Obviously, not everybody who set their misgivings aside to join the Trump administration was a chaste actor.
Expressed by one of the world’s top credit ratings agencies, however, the misgivings will be harder to ignore.
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First Known Use of misgiving
MISGIVING Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of misgiving for Students
: a feeling of distrust or doubt especially about what is going to happen
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