Definition of misgive:
- 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.
- To give or grant amiss.
- To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or irresolute.
- To suspect; to dread.
She slept a deep, peaceful sleep after that, nor did her mind misgive her when she awoke again, to find that those threatening clouds had taken possession of the sky, and were drenching the world with rain.- "A Venetian June", Anna Fuller.
- "Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn", R. W. Chambers.
- "The Home and the World", Rabindranath Tagore.