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Synonyms for distrustful
dɪsˈtrʌst fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distrustful(adj)

    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

    Antonyms:
    unsuspicious, trustful, trusting, unsuspecting, confiding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distrustful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    suspicious, mistrustful, apt to distrust

  2. distrustful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    diffident, not confident

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distrustful(a)

    Synonyms:
    suspicious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "distrustful":

    mistrustful, wary, suspicious

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How to use distrustful in a sentence?

  1. 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.

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

    The treacherous are ever distrustful.

  3. Scott Ratzan:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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!


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