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Synonyms for distrustful
dɪsˈtrʌst fəldis·trust·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distrustfuladjective

    having or showing distrust

    "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson

    unsuspicious, trustful, trusting, unsuspecting, confiding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distrustfuladjective

    suspicious, mistrustful, apt to distrust

  2. distrustfuladjective

    diffident, not confident

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  1. distrustfuladjective


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  1. List of paraphrases for "distrustful":

    mistrustful, wary, suspicious

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How to use distrustful in a sentence?

  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I think that we can have a legitimate difference of opinion on this, because I think Iran has shown to be completely distrustful.

  2. Tom Burt:

    For those who are distrustful, giving them the ability to confirm that their vote got counted, that's where I see a huge potential transformation in trust.

  3. Sterne:

    How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!

  4. J. R. R. Tolkien, Gandalf on Saruman, The Two Towers:

    The treacherous are ever distrustful.

  5. Scott Ratzan:

    Looking at African American respondents community surveys in New York City, Black Americans are more distrustful, and with good reason.

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