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Synonyms for distrust
dɪsˈtrʌst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)

    doubt about someone's honesty

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

    Antonyms:
    trustfulness, trust, trustingness, bank, swear, rely

  2. distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust(verb)

    the trait of not trusting others

    Synonyms:
    distrustfulness, suspicion, mistrust, misgiving

    Antonyms:
    trust, trustingness, trustfulness, bank, swear, rely

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    suspect, surmise, mistrust

    Antonyms:
    trustfulness, trustingness, trust, rely, bank, swear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distrust(v)

    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.

    Synonyms:
    doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise, suspect

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distrust(v. a.)

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

  2. distrust(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distrust(n)

    Synonyms:
    doubt, suspicion, mistrust

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How to use distrust in a sentence?

  1. Tennessee Williams:

    We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

  2. Richard Burr:

    Neither Burr nor Warner aim is to sow chaos, discord, and distrust.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    My approach will be distrust and verify, we should anticipate that Iran will test the next president.

  4. Barack Obama:

    We are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact remains that in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between police and communities of color.

  5. Cometan:

    Love thy god and family, distrust politicians and use every minute of your time to progress towards your goals and you just might survive our twisted, cheating and greedy human world.

Images & Illustrations of distrust

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