misgiving

[ mis-giv-ing ]

Part of Speech

noun

Definition

a feeling of doubt, distrust, or apprehension

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th century; English

from mis- +‎ give

Synonyms

  • anxiety
  • apprehension
  • doubt
  • hesitation
  • reservation
  • unease

Antonyms

  • assurance
  • belief
  • calmness
  • ease
  • trust

Example

Heather gave into her feelings of misgiving when she turned around instead of entering the spooky, old house.

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