Definition of Gaingiving

1. n. A misgiving.



Definition of Gaingiving

1. Noun. A misgiving. ¹

2. Noun. A giving against or away. ¹

3. Noun. An internal feeling or prognostic of evil. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gaingiving

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaingiving

gaincoming
gaincope
gaincover
gained
gainer
gainers
gainesite
gainest
gainful
gainfull
gainfuller
gainfully
gainfulness
gainfulnesses
gaingive
gaingiving (current term)
gaingivings
gaining
gaining control
gainings
gainless
gainlessly
gainlessness
gainlier
gainliest
gainliness
gainly
gainrace
gainrising
gains

Literary usage of Gaingiving

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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"To go across a field the nearest way ; to meet with something. South. GAINFUL. Tractable ; active. Yorksh. gaingiving. A misgiving. Shot. ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare, Evangeline Maria O'Connor (1901)
"gaingiving (misgiving), Hamlet, v. #. Gait, a springing, Troilus and Cressida, iv. 5 ; a majestic, Love's Labour's Lost, v. 1; Antony and Cleopatra, iii. ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"Icel. gegn. gaingiving, a misgiving. Hamlet, v. 2. 226. The prefix gain- has the sense of opposition. ..."

4. Transcripts and Studies by Edward Dowden, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas Carlyle (1888)
"... before he enters Capulet's mansion, like Hamlet's "gaingiving" before the passage of arms, and dismissed, like his, with an appeal to Providence— " My ..."

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