The definition of a misgiving is a feeling of doubt or distrust about something.
If you have a fear about the financial security of your employer, this fear is an example of a misgiving.
a disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.: usually used in pl.
Origin of misgivingsee misgive
- Doubt, distrust, or apprehension: left the meeting full of misgiving.
- often misgivings A feeling of misgiving: had misgivings about quitting my job.
Almost always used in the plural.