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Synonyms for distrust

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    doubt about someone's honesty

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

    trustfulness, trust, trustingness, bank, swear, rely

  2. distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust(verb)

    the trait of not trusting others

    distrustfulness, suspicion, mistrust, misgiving

    trust, trustingness, trustfulness, bank, swear, rely

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)

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

    suspect, surmise, mistrust

    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.

    doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise, suspect

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distrust(v. a.)

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

  2. distrust(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distrust(n)

    doubt, suspicion, mistrust

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mistrust, suspicion, no-confidence, censure, wariness, non-confidence, confidence

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How to use distrust in a sentence?

  1. David Duchovny:

    Our country was founded on a distrust of government. Our founding fathers gave power to the people to keep an eye on government. So when politicians say, Trust me, they're actually being very un-American.

  2. 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.

  3. John Blackmon:

    Google Maps’s almost an indoctrination of distrust of police and we’ve got to put a stop to Google Maps, there are other socio-economic topics that are available and they want to focus half of their effort on negativity towards the police ? That seems odd to me. PARENTS ANGERED AFTER PLANNED PARENTHOOD PARTNER LEADS ‘ GRAPHIC ’ SEX-ED LESSON IN SCIENCE CLASS Students can pick.

  4. Thomas Kochan:

    To ignore the range of issues just breeds more distrust and will lead to more aggressive forms of protests in the future, american companies haven't quite grasped the lessons of history yet.

  5. Edna St. Vincent Millay:

    Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world -- it is thin.

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