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mis·give

 (mĭs-gĭv′)
tr.v. mis·gave (-gāv′), mis·giv·en (-gĭv′ən), mis·giv·ing, mis·gives
To arouse suspicion or apprehension in: "My mind misgave me for the fool I was" (Daphne Du Maurier).

[mis- + give, to suggest (obsolete).]

misgive

(mɪsˈɡɪv)
vb, -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
to make or be apprehensive or suspicious

mis•give

(mɪsˈgɪv)

v. -gave, -giv•en, -giv•ing. v.t.
1. to cause doubt or fear in.
v.i.
2. to be apprehensive.
[1505–15]

misgive


Past participle: misgiven
Gerund: misgiving

Imperative
misgive
misgive
Present
I misgive
you misgive
he/she/it misgives
we misgive
you misgive
they misgive
Preterite
I misgave
you misgave
he/she/it misgave
we misgave
you misgave
they misgave
Present Continuous
I am misgiving
you are misgiving
he/she/it is misgiving
we are misgiving
you are misgiving
they are misgiving
Present Perfect
I have misgiven
you have misgiven
he/she/it has misgiven
we have misgiven
you have misgiven
they have misgiven
Past Continuous
I was misgiving
you were misgiving
he/she/it was misgiving
we were misgiving
you were misgiving
they were misgiving
Past Perfect
I had misgiven
you had misgiven
he/she/it had misgiven
we had misgiven
you had misgiven
they had misgiven
Future
I will misgive
you will misgive
he/she/it will misgive
we will misgive
you will misgive
they will misgive
Future Perfect
I will have misgiven
you will have misgiven
he/she/it will have misgiven
we will have misgiven
you will have misgiven
they will have misgiven
Future Continuous
I will be misgiving
you will be misgiving
he/she/it will be misgiving
we will be misgiving
you will be misgiving
they will be misgiving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been misgiving
you have been misgiving
he/she/it has been misgiving
we have been misgiving
you have been misgiving
they have been misgiving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been misgiving
you will have been misgiving
he/she/it will have been misgiving
we will have been misgiving
you will have been misgiving
they will have been misgiving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been misgiving
you had been misgiving
he/she/it had been misgiving
we had been misgiving
you had been misgiving
they had been misgiving
Conditional
I would misgive
you would misgive
he/she/it would misgive
we would misgive
you would misgive
they would misgive
Past Conditional
I would have misgiven
you would have misgiven
he/she/it would have misgiven
we would have misgiven
you would have misgiven
they would have misgiven
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.misgive - suggest fear or doubtmisgive - suggest fear or doubt; "Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"
vex, worry - disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"
References in classic literature ?
Poor Harry Jekyll," he thought, "my mind misgives me he is in deep waters
my mind misgives me as to what she saw at Twynham Castle.
My mind misgives me," was all she said when I had done.