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Meaning of MISGIVING

Pronunciation:  mis'giving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  doubt about someone's honesty
  2. [n]  painful expectation
  3. [n]  uneasiness about the fitness of an action

MISGIVING is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: apprehension, distrust, mistrust, qualm, scruple, suspicion
 See Also: anxiety, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, expectation, incertitude, outlook, prospect, uncertainty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mis*giv"ing\, n.
Evil premonition; doubt; distrust. ``Suspicious and
misgivings.'' --South.

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