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Meaning of DISTRUST

Pronunciation:  dis'trust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the trait of not trusting others
  2. [n]  doubt about someone's honesty
  3. [v]  regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

DISTRUST is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: distrustfulness, misgiving, mistrust, mistrust, mistrust, suspect, suspicion
 Antonyms: bank, rely, swear, trust, trust, trustfulness, trustingness
 See Also: disbelieve, discredit, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, suspicion, suspiciousness, trait, uncertainty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*trust"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distrusted}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Distrusting}.] [Cf. {Mistrust}.]
    To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon;
    to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to
    be suspicious of; to mistrust.
          Not distrusting my health.               --2 Mac. ix.
          To distrust the justice of your cause.   --Dryden.
          He that requireth the oath doth distrust that other.
          Of all afraid, Distrusting all, a wise, suspicious
          maid.                                    --Collins.
    Note: Mistrust has been almost wholly driven out by distrust.
          --T. L. K. Oliphant.
  2. \Dis*trust"\, n.
    1. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of
       confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's
       power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.
    2. Suspicion of evil designs.
             Alienation and distrust . . . are the growth of
             false principles.                     --D. Webster.
    3. State of being suspected; loss of trust. --Milton.
Thesaurus Terms
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