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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. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Digressions, objections, delight in mockery, carefree mistrust are signs of health everything unconditional belongs in pathology.

  2. Adam Kushner:

    We found that even in the most removed villages, people understood the need for surgery and surgical care, but that mistrust with the health care system or the high cost of care or travel would preclude their seeking assistance.

  3. Aristotle:

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

  4. Kim Jolliffe:

    Mistrust of the government is chronic, following decades of civilian-targeted military operations ... and (trust) will not be bought through token social services without genuine changes to the governance and security sectors.

  5. Liz Truss:

    Some of the behaviour by China on areas like forced technology transfer, subsidies by state-owned enterprises, and also IP (Intellectual Property) violations have led to some of the mistrust in the global trading system, people can see things are unfair, that if state-owned enterprises are able to subsidise and able to undermine free enterprise economies, then that can destroy trust in trade.


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