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misgiving (plural misgivings)
- doubt, apprehension, a feeling of dread
1846-1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son:
- He could think of her being there, without a lurking misgiving that it would have been better if she had not come.
1900, Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie:
- In the night, or the gloomy chambers of the day, fears and misgivings wax strong, but out in the sunlight there is, for a time, cessation even of the terror of death.
Almost always used in the plural.