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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.
References in classic literature ?
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. A large faith he might seem to have in what is called "natural optimism," the beauty and benignity of nature, if let alone, in her mechanical round of changes with man and beast and flower.
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. Could it be possible, I thought, that such a thing as the vivisection of men was carried on here?
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.
Still haunted by misgivings of trouble to come, I hesitated to announce my arrival precipitately by ringing the house-bell.
Falk obeys the law of self-preservation without the slightest misgivings as to his right, but at a crucial turn of that ruthlessly preserved life he will not condescend to dodge the truth.
However, he had no misgivings but that he would fare forth into the wonder country of which little Manu had told him, though it was certain that he would do it with a dry skin and an empty belly.
Attacked on one side by her aunt, and on the other by Hardyman, and feebly defended, at the best, by her own doubts and misgivings, Isabel ended by surrendering at discretion.
This increased the child's misgivings, and made her yet more anxious and uneasy.