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Synonyms for mistrust
mɪsˈtrʌstmis·trust

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Wiktionary

  1. mistrustnoun

    Antonyms:
    trust

  2. mistrustverb

    To have no confidence in something

    Antonyms:
    trust

  3. mistrustverb

    Antonyms:
    trust

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mistrustverb

    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:
    distrust, doubt, doubt, 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, misgiving, distrustfulness, suspiciousness, hunch, intuition, suspicion, distrust, scruple, qualm

    Antonyms:
    swear, trust, bank, rely

  2. distrust, distrustfulness, mistrustverb

    the trait of not trusting others

    Synonyms:
    distrustfulness, suspicion, distrust, misgiving

    Antonyms:
    bank, swear, trust, rely

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspectverb

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

    Synonyms:
    suspect, surmise, distrust

    Antonyms:
    trust, bank, swear, rely

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mistrustnoun

    Synonyms:
    distrust, suspicion, doubt, misgiving, want of confidence

  2. mistrustverb

    Synonyms:
    distrust, doubt, be suspicious of

  3. mistrustverb

    Synonyms:
    fear, apprehend, suspect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. mistrustverb

    Synonyms:
    doubt, question, suspect, distrust, apprehend

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How to use mistrust in a sentence?

  1. Jeremy Farrar:

    The worst case scenario is that political instability remains, mistrust grows ... and then there's nothing to stop the epidemic getting embedded into a big urban centre and taking off as it did in West Africa.

  2. Joseph Joubert:

    We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.

  3. Aristotle:

    Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

  4. Didier Reynders:

    We would risk having a variety of documents that cannot be read and verified in other member states. And we risk the spread of forged documents, and with it, the spread of both the virus and the mistrust of citizens.

  5. Albert Schweitzer:

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.

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