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Meaning of MISGIVE

Pronunciation:  mis'giv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  suggest fear or doubt; "Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"
 

MISGIVE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: vex, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Mis*give"\, v. t. [imp. {Misgave}; p. p. {Misgiven}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Misgiving}.]
    1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] --Laud.
    
    2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead
       of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make
       irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and
       followed by the objective personal pronoun.
    
             So doth my heart misgive me in these conflicts What
             may befall him, to his harm and ours. --Shak.
    
             Such whose consciences misgave them, how ill they
             had deserved.                         --Milton.
    
    3. To suspect; to dread. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Mis*give"\, v. i.
    To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or
    irresolute. ``My mind misgives.'' --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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