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Noun: misgiving  mis'gi-ving
  1. Uneasiness about the fitness of an action (particularly for reasons of ethics, morals or propriety)
    - scruple, qualm
  2. Fearful expectation or anticipation
    "the student looked around the examination room with misgiving";
    - apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
  3. Doubt about someone's honesty
    - mistrust, distrust, suspicion
Verb: misgive (misgave,misgiven)  mis'giv
  1. Suggest fear or doubt
    "Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"

Derived forms: misgivings

Type of: anxiety, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, expectation, fear, fearfulness, fright, incertitude, outlook, prospect, uncertainty, vex, worry

Encyclopedia: Misgiving