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  1. distrustverb

    To doubt is to lack conviction. Incompleteness of evidence may compel one to doubt, or some perverse bias of mind may incline him to. Distrust may express simply a lack of confidence; as, I distrust my own judgment; or it may be nearly equivalent to suspect; as, I distrusted that man from the start. Mistrust and suspect imply that one is almost assured of positive evil; one may distrust himself or others; he suspects others. Mistrust is now rarely, if ever, used of persons, but only of motives, intentions, etc. Distrust is always serious; mistrust is often used playfully. Compare SUPPOSE. Compare synonyms for DOUBT, n.

    doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise, suspect

    believe, confide in, depend on, depend upon, rely on, rely upon, trust

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicionnoun

    doubt about someone's honesty

    apprehension, mistrust, misgiving, distrustfulness, suspiciousness, hunch, intuition, suspicion, scruple, qualm

    trustfulness, trust, trustingness, bank, swear, rely

  2. distrust, distrustfulness, mistrustverb

    the trait of not trusting others

    distrustfulness, suspicion, mistrust, misgiving

    trust, trustingness, trustfulness, bank, swear, rely

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspectverb

    regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

    suspect, surmise, mistrust

    trustfulness, trustingness, trust, rely, bank, swear

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distrustverb

    disbelieve, discredit, doubt, suspect, mistrust, not rely upon, not confide in

  2. distrustnoun

    disbelief, discredit, suspicion, misgiving, mistrust, want of confidence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. distrustnoun

    doubt, suspicion, mistrust

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How to use distrust in a sentence?

  1. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    What we won when all of our people united ... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

  3. Gary Greenberg:

    A fake marketplace generates distrust, and with distrust, lower valuations.

  4. Amir Islam:

    I ca n’t speak for those people, nor do I know what was really said. the information was given by law enforcement, who I heavily distrust, and those of us in our movement distrust.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    There's deep distrust. There's distrust between both parties. We need to see Chairman Kim actually deliver.

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