What is another word for misgivings?

Pronunciation: [mɪsɡˈɪvɪŋz] (IPA)

Misgivings are feelings of doubt, apprehension, or unease about something or someone. Synonyms for the word "misgivings" include hesitations, reservations, qualms, reservations, scepticism, suspicion, doubts, misbelief, distrust, and mistrust. These words represent a reluctance to trust someone or something, often due to a past experience or lack of information. While some of these words have a negative connotation, others suggest a more cautious, prudent approach to decision-making. Regardless of which word you choose to use, it is important to consider the context in which it is being used and the impact it may have on the reader or listener.

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Usage examples for Misgivings

But he has long since made his choice, and whatever misgivings now beset him have regard to his success with Pharaoh or with his brethren, not to the wisdom of his decision.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Still, these reasons did not wholly appeal to her, and she was filled with misgivings for him even more than for her son.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
We need not expect from characters that shadow forth states of mind-feelings of helplessness, terror, uneasiness, "blank misgivings..."
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell

Famous quotes with Misgivings

  • Any artist always has misgivings about calling himself an artist.
    Bill Budge
  • The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
    John Cheever
  • Those who have expressed doubts and misgivings about their ability to live this kind of life shouldn't try, because being a musician is not something you chose to be, it is something you are.
    Billy Joel
  • If you want quality service, you have to pay for it. You don't buy into waste. I have great misgivings about the amount of advertising that we see in the health care field, some by hospitals, a lot by drug companies.
    David Obey
  • The more I learned about the history of religion, the more my earlier misgivings appeared justified. The doctrines that I had accepted without question as a child were indeed man-made, constructed over a long period. Science seemed to have disposed of the Creator God, and biblical scholars had proved that Jesus had never claimed to be divine.
    Karen Armstrong

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