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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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  1. David Shafer:

    One of my concerns when we lost all these elections, was that people would just give up on the Republican Party, and give up on resisting the progressives, but that's clearly not happened, there's been a surge of interest, but the people that are interested are just are distrustful of authority –of all types of authority –and there’s some growing pains.

  2. P. J. O'Rourke:

    Government isn't a good way to solve problems ... [G]overnment is concerned mostly with self-perpetuation and is subject to fantastic ideas about its own capabilities. ... [G]overnment is wasteful of the nation's resources, immune to common sense and subject to pressure from every half-organized bouquet of assholes. ... [G]overnment is distrustful of and disrespectful toward average Americans while being easily gulled by Americans with money, influence or fame.

  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. 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.

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    An antonym of "spellbound"
    • A. disenchanted
    • B. transfixed
    • C. mesmerized
    • D. fascinated

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