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English definition of “misgiving”

misgiving

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪsˈɡɪv.ɪŋ/ us  
a feeling of doubt or worry about a future event: Many teachers expressed serious misgivings about the new exams. My only misgiving is that we might not have enough time to do the job properly.Suspecting and questioningQuestioning people and asking questions in generalCuriosityAnxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias
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