✅ Apprehension is the best word for the feeling of nervous anticipation of bad news, misfortune or danger (I opened the letter with apprehension).
✅ Misgiving refers to a sense of uncertainty and suspicion or doubt (I had serious misgivings about the business deal).
✅ Apprehension suggests an element of nervousness that isn’t as present in misgiving (I felt apprehension over the journey). Misgiving implies a sense of doubt that, while often instinctive or subconscious, is based in fact (I had a misgiving about the safety of the route).
✅ Misgiving is usually used in the plural, misgivings (Despite initial misgivings over the decision to leave home, the new community turned out to be welcoming).
We hope you don’t feel any apprehension over these synonyms for misgiving.