What is another word for misgiving?

383 synonyms found


[ mɪsɡˈɪvɪŋ], [ mɪsɡˈɪvɪŋ], [ m_ɪ_s_ɡ_ˈɪ_v_ɪ_ŋ]

Misgivings are feelings of doubt, hesitation, or uncertainty that arise about something. Some synonyms for the word "misgiving" are mistrust, suspicion, skepticism, apprehension, unease, distrust, or qualm. Mistrust implies a total lack of confidence in someone or something. Suspicion typically indicates the presence of some evidence that has raised doubts or concern. Skepticism generally pertains to skepticism-based distrust and a tendency to question. Apprehension refers to feelings of discomfort or fear about future events or situations. Unease pertains to a vague sense of discomfort or worry. Distrust is a more intense form of mistrust, and qualm refers to feelings of hesitation or reluctance about something.

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What are the hypernyms for Misgiving?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Misgiving?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for misgiving?

Misgiving refers to a feeling of doubt, hesitation or suspicion, but it is always helpful to learn antonyms to describe the opposite meaning of the word. Some antonyms of misgiving are certainty, confidence, assurance, trust, faith, and conviction. Instead of misgiving, an individual may have a sense of assurance, conviction, and certainty in their judgement. They may have trust in their abilities and faith in their decision making, without any hesitation or doubt. Confidence is also a good antonym for misgiving, as it portrays a positive and strong feeling of belief in oneself, even in the face of challenges or uncertainties.

Usage examples for Misgiving

He who says, All these things have I kept from my youth up, is the same who feels the torturing misgiving, What good thing must I do to attain life?...
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
She was not afraid to plunge into her new school life, but deep down in her heart she felt some little misgiving.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
What he could not account for was her evident misgiving of the ultimate outcome of their romance.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee

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