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misgiving

noun

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 of misgiving distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, doubt, mistrust, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyWords Related to misgiving disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremorNear Antonyms of misgiving credence, faithAntonyms of misgiving 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 of misgiving compunction, qualm, scrupleWords Related to misgiving 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 of misgiving 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 of misgiving alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, apprehensionWords Related to misgiving 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 of misgiving anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity



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