- Be suspicious of; have no confidence in: she had no cause to mistrust himMore example sentences
be suspicious of, be mistrustful of, be distrustful of, be sceptical of, be wary of, be chary of, harbour suspicions about, be uneasy about, distrust, have doubts about, have misgivings about, have reservations about, have qualms about, suspect, wonder about• informal be leery ofdoubt, disbelieve, have no confidence/faith in, query
- One wisely mistrusts the obvious answers here.
- But by the same token, there is no question of mistrusting his judgement when it comes to success, and there is page after page of considered evidence for that.
- One side mistrusts the state courts and thinks the federal courts are needed to ensure that there isn't a systematic underenforcement of federal constitutional rights.
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- Lack of trust; suspicion: the public mistrust of governmentMore example sentences
- It also helps to create a poisonous atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust.
- One police source said it was because they harboured deep mistrust of authority, but mostly because of fear.
- Mutual mistrust could be reduced by a two way translation of knowledge.