Synonyms and Antonyms of misgiving

  1. 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 Synonyms distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, doubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyRelated Words disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremorNear Antonyms credence, faithAntonyms assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust

  2. 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 Synonyms compunction, qualm, scrupleRelated Words conscience; distrust, doubt, dubiety, incertitude, misdoubt, mistrust, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainness, uncertainty; qualmishness, unease, uneasiness; reluctance, unwillingness; demur, fuss, objection, protest, question, remonstrance; aversion, disinclination, indisposition, reluctance, unwillingness; guilt, regret, remorse, self-reproach, shame; contrition, penitence, repentanceNear Antonyms aplomb, assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, self-assurance, self-confidence, sureness

  3. 3 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune overcome by a sudden misgiving upon seeing the creepy old mansion Synonyms alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, apprehensionRelated Words agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, funk, perturbation, solicitude, suspense, unease, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentimentNear Antonyms anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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