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  • adj. misgiving; hesitating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Misgiving; hesitating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Misgiving; mistrusting; suspicious.


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  • I'm no 'gaun to burke ye the nicht; but I canna sleep; I'm sair misdoubtful o' the thing.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • So saying, he let him pass, and Calandrino fared on, all misdoubtful, albeit he felt no whit ailing; but Buffalmacco, who was not far off, seeing him quit of Nello, made for him and saluting him, enquired if aught ailed him.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio

  • Meanwhile, Biancofiore, finding that Salabaetto had left Palermo, began to marvel and wax misdoubtful and after having awaited him good two months, seeing that he came not, she caused the broker force open the magazines.

    The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio


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