Misgives vs Missives - What's the difference?

misgives | missives |


As a verb misgives

is (misgive).

As a noun missives is

.

misgives

English

Verb

(head)
  • (misgive)

  • misgive

    English

    Verb

  • (archaic) to give fear or doubt to; to make irresolute
  • * 1591 , , IV.vi
  • As Henry's late presaging prophecy
    Did glad my heart with hope of this young Richmond,
    So doth my heart misgive me, in these conflicts,
    What may befall him to his harm and ours.
  • * Milton
  • Such whose consciences misgave them, how ill they had deserved.
  • (archaic) To suspect; to dread.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (archaic) To give wrongly; to give or grant amiss.
  • (Laud)

    Derived terms

    * misgivings English irregular verbs

    missives

    English

    Noun

    (head)