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misgivings (noun) feelings of doubt and anxiety.

When you have misgivings about doing something, you have feelings of doubt and anxiety about what might happen, and whether what is going to happen is good or bad. When you have misgivings, you have a feeling of anxiety whether what you are going to do is the right thing or not. You are not sure that the thing you are going to do is right when you have misgivings.

  • Though he had decided to buy the house, he had misgivings about the step; whether given his financial situation, it was wise or not to buy the house.
  • With grave misgivings he set out on his trip to his cousins'. He was not very sure of the reception he would get there, because it was long since they had met each other.
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