misgivings noun

ADJ. considerable, deep, grave, great, serious

VERB + MISGIVINGS be filled with, harbour, have | express I felt I had to express my misgivings about her decision. | share She shared my misgivings about the planned weekend. | allay, quell

MISGIVINGS + VERB be/prove unfounded, be/prove well-founded

PREP. despite/in spite of sb's ~ He agreed, despite his misgivings. | with ~ I viewed the process with grave misgivings. | ~ about She had serious misgivings about the whole affair, but they proved unfounded. | ~ at He had considerable misgivings at the prospect of moving jobs. | ~ over The local people still harboured considerable misgivings over the flood of workers into their village.

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