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misgiving

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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

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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

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3 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune
  • overcome by a sudden misgiving upon seeing the creepy old mansion

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misgiving

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The first known use of misgiving was in 1582

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“Misgiving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/misgiving. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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