Definition of misgiving in English:


Syllabification: mis·giv·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌmisˈɡiviNG


(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 I felt a sense of misgiving at the prospect of retirement
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  • 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.
qualm, doubt, reservation;
(misgivings)distrust, mistrust, lack of confidence, second thoughts;
trepidation, skepticism, unease, uneasiness, anxiety, apprehension, disquiet

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