Definition of distrust in English:


Line breaks: dis|trust
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈtrʌst


[mass noun]


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  • Doubt the honesty or reliability of; regard with suspicion: speculation remained that the Army distrusted the peace process
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    • They suspected his culture, distrusted his politics and opposed his economics.
    • Kelly distrusted them and suspected them of deliberate deception.
    • And really, who can blame her for distrusting the world?
    mistrust, be suspicious of, be wary/chary of, regard with suspicion, suspect, look askance at, have no confidence/faith in; be sceptical of, have doubts about, doubt, be unsure of/about, be unconvinced about, take with a pinch/grain of salt; have misgivings about, wonder about, question; disbelieve (in), not believe, discredit, discount, be incredulous of
    informal be leery of, smell a rat



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  • Brown is a centraliser, a statist, a tax 'n' spender, a distruster of markets, a man who tolerates enterprise only within tightly restricted government terms.
  • Now, this may sound funny coming from me - the ultimate distruster of LE - but I think they do have the right guy.
  • The distrusters are more likely to have had a promiscuous sexual history and a greater associated rate of STD's.

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