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misgiving

Line breaks: mis|giv¦ing
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ
 
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Definition of misgiving in English:

noun

(usually misgivings)
A feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something: we have misgivings about the way the campaign is being run [mass noun]: I felt a sense of misgiving at the prospect of retirement
More example sentences
  • Chief among these misgivings is a suspicion that the new system is about putting a brake on the capacity of patients to make trouble.
  • Maybe I'm just getting old… and despite my misgivings you will notice I have been watching!
  • But despite all these misgivings, I must confess I fell for the movie hook, line and sinker.
Synonyms
suspicion, distrust, mistrust, lack of faith, lack of confidence, diffidence, second thoughts;
trepidation, scepticism, worry, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension, uncertainty, niggle, disquiet, disquietude, hesitation, hesitance, hesitancy

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