misgiving misgiving  /mɪs ˈɡɪ vɪŋ/


  1. (n) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
  2. (n) painful expectation
  3. (n) doubt about someone's honesty


  1. That may explain why so many voter polls, taken as the economy shudders toward the November election, reveal such ragged emotional edges, so much fear and misgiving.
  2. The President answered in the tones of a man stumbling through thickets of misgiving.
  3. Many a young ex-chaplain was beset by misgivings.


  • The Best Leaders Are Vulnerable

    Author Brene Brown in a visit with Oprah (image courtesy of Oprah.com) We all know leaders who are filled with the kind of bravado that takes great pains to hide any hint of misgiving. No matter what happens, they “knew it all along.” At the very essence of their strategy is
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

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