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Meaning of DISTRUSTFUL

Pronunciation:  dis'trustful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  incredulous by virtue of distrust
  2. [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
 

DISTRUSTFUL is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cynical, doubting, green-eyed, incredulous, jealous, leery, misanthropic, misanthropical, misogynic, mistrustful, overjealous, oversuspicious, questioning, sceptical, skeptical, suspicious, untrusting, wary
 
 Antonyms: trustful, trusting
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dis*trust"ful\, a.
1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust;
   modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.

         Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks.
                                               --Pope.

2. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful. --Boyle. --
   {Dis*trust"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*trust"ful*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agnostic, cagey, cautious, chary, cynical, disbelieving, doubtful, doubting, dubious, envious, from Missouri, green, green with jealousy, green-eyed, hesitant, hesitating, horn-mad, in doubt, invidious, jaundiced, jaundice-eyed, jealous, leery, mistrustful, mistrusting, nervous, Pyrrhonic, questioning, sceptical, scrupulous, shy, skeptical, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving, uncertain, uneasy, unsure, untrusting, wary, yellow, yellow-eyed
 

 

 

 

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