misgiving


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mis·giv·ing

 (mĭs-gĭv′ĭng)
n.
1. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension: left the meeting full of misgiving.
2. often misgivings A feeling of misgiving: had misgivings about quitting my job.

misgiving

(mɪsˈɡɪvɪŋ)
n
(often plural) a feeling of uncertainty, apprehension, or doubt

mis•giv•ing

(mɪsˈgɪv ɪŋ)

n.
Often, misgivings. a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension.
[1595–1605]
mis•giv′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.misgiving - uneasiness about the fitness of an actionmisgiving - uneasiness about the fitness of an action
anxiety - a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
2.misgiving - painful expectationmisgiving - painful expectation      
expectation, outlook, prospect - belief about (or mental picture of) the future
3.misgiving - doubt about someone's honestymisgiving - doubt about someone's honesty  
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something

misgiving

noun unease, worry, doubt, anxiety, suspicion, uncertainty, reservation, hesitation, distrust, apprehension, qualm, trepidation, scruple, dubiety She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.

misgiving

noun
A feeling of uncertainty about the fitness or correctness of an action:
Translations
هاجِس، شَك
obavapochybnost
betænkelighed
efasemd, kvíîi
nuogąstavimas
ļauna nojauta

misgiving

[mɪsˈgɪvɪŋ] Nrecelo m, duda f
not without some misgivingno sin cierto recelo
I had misgivings about the schemetuve mis dudas sobre el proyecto

misgiving

[ˌmɪsˈgɪvɪŋ] n (= concern)
My only misgiving is → Mon seul souci est ..., La seule chose qui m'inquiète est ...
to have misgivings about sth (= have concerns) → avoir une appréhension au sujet de qch
to be filled with misgiving about sth (= be very worried) → être plein d'appréhension devant qch
to fill sb with misgivings (= fill with anxiety) → remplir qn d'appréhension

misgiving

nBedenken pl; I had (certain) misgivings about the schemebei dem Vorhaben war mir nicht ganz wohl; I had (certain) misgivings about lending him the moneybei dem Gedanken, ihm das Geld zu leihen, war mir nicht ganz wohl

misgiving

[mɪsˈgɪvɪŋ] n (often pl) → diffidenza, apprensione f, dubbi mpl, sospetti mpl
to have misgivings about sth → essere diffidente verso qc, avere dei dubbi su qc

misgiving

(misˈgiviŋ) noun
(especially in plural) (a feeling of) fear or doubt.
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However, as the moment for the girl's setting out drew nigh, when the first excitement of the dressing had passed off, a slight misgiving found place in Joan Durbeyfield's mind.
He might, perhaps, reckon on the arrival of trains at the designated hours, in Europe, where the distances were relatively moderate; but when he calculated upon crossing India in three days, and the United States in seven, could he rely beyond misgiving upon accomplishing his task?
Meanwhile too I had made the acquaintance of the charming lady Obstacle,--as it proved so unfair to call her,--and by some process of natural magnetism we had immediately won each other's hearts, so that on the moonlight night on which I took the river path with my brown-paper parcel there was no misgiving in my heart,--nothing but harping and singing, and blessings on the river that seemed all silver with the backs of magic trout.
With a good deal of curiosity and some misgiving I obeyed.
She felt some uneasiness at the anxiety of these men, increased by the recollection of their whispering together down stairs and their slight confusion when she awoke, nor was she quite free from a misgiving that they were not the fittest companions she could have stumbled on.
I have scattered her misgivings to the winds; she is obliged to submit to evidence, and to own that she can make the happiness of my life.
In the first place, he is thought just, and therefore bears rule in the city; he can marry whom he will, and give in marriage to whom he will; also he can trade and deal where he likes, and always to his own advantage, because he has no misgivings about injustice and at every contest, whether in public or private, he gets the better of his antagonists, and gains at their expense, and is rich, and out of his gains he can benefit his friends, and harm his enemies; moreover, he can offer sacrifices, and dedicate gifts to the gods abundantly and magnificently, and can honour the gods or any man whom he wants to honour in a far better style than the just, and therefore he is likely to be dearer than they are to the gods.
With poetry at hand, he appears to feel no misgivings.
This accidental resemblance of a total stranger to Magdalen fills me every now and then with the most horrible misgivings -- merely because Mr.
I picked myself up and stood trembling, my mind a chaos of the most horrible misgivings.
To be sure I had my hard little journalistic misgivings that it was not quite the thing for a State Senator to come round reading Tennyson at ten o'clock in the morning, and I dare say I felt myself superior in my point of view, though I could not resist the charm of the verse.
There were vague misgivings in him which he was not able to realize.