What is another word for distrust?

Synonyms for distrust
dɪsˈtrʌstdis·trust

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term distrust.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    doubt, doubt, mistrust, surmise, suspect

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicionnoun

    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, mistrustverb

    the trait of not trusting others

    Synonyms:
    distrustfulness, suspicion, mistrust, misgiving

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

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspectverb

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

    Synonyms:
    suspect, surmise, mistrust

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

Matched Categories

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distrustverb

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

  2. distrustnoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distrustnoun

    Synonyms:
    doubt, suspicion, mistrust

How to pronounce distrust?

How to say distrust in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#3355confidence
#3643doubt
#6236suspect
#15340suspicion
#18811intuition
#30578apprehension
#31101distrust
#42143censure
#43337mistrust
#50532hunch
#66872surmise
#120240scruple
#137630wariness
#184580qualm
#187910misgiving
#317440suspiciousness

How to use distrust in a sentence?

  1. Benjamin Franklin:

    Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

  2. Lawrence Gostin:

    It spurred public violence, there was... distrust of public health authorities, people didn't come in for treatment and it was thought that it actually set back the outbreak response considerably.

  3. Alberto Fujimori:

    That means they were going to use groundwater and they were going to affect farmers, farmers in the Tambo Valley of Cocachacra obviously feel deep distrust, and it will take many years for the company to regain that trust. For me it's fundamental that an investment project be in harmony with communities.

  4. Daniel Pinkston:

    If you think through how to get to a proper peace deal and how it will be implemented and enforced and what its structure would look like, plus the levels of distrust and suspicion in the region, there's a lot of stuff to address, we have to be realistic about the obstacles that need to be overcome.

  5. Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan:

    As one of his final acts as U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., Ronald Machen used his power as a political weapon to undermine the rule of law, machen was legally bound to convene a grand jury, but instead he ignored his obligation and unilaterally decided to ignore the will of the House. … This is wrong, and a great example of why so many Americans distrust their government.


Translations for distrust

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for distrust »

Translation

Find a translation for the distrust synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"distrust." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 18 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/distrust>.

Discuss these distrust synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for distrust?

    Image or illustration of

    distrust

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. maladaptive
    • B. genetic
    • C. hereditary
    • D. transmissible

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for distrust: