- to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.
- lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.
Origin of distrust
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2. See suspicion.
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Examples from the Web for distrust
Bridging the divide between the police and those who distrust them will take more than protests and symbolic gestures.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
Can you chip away at the distrust of the police among black people?Dr. Howard Fuller's Injustice Education
December 21, 2014
This distrust in the government can ultimately strengthen Boko Haram.The New Face of Boko Haram’s Terror: Teen Girls
December 13, 2014
And they augur badly for the overall effort, revealing the deep level of distrust the Turkish president harbors for the West.Turkish President Declares Lawrence of Arabia a Bigger Enemy than ISIS
October 13, 2014
In the eyes of Barmmy, distrust of the medical world runs deeper than misinformation alone.Courageous Filmmakers Are Fighting Ebola On Screen
August 20, 2014
That he had reason for his distrust was proved by Ben Haley's movements.Brave and Bold
He looked her in the face, but saw nothing to awaken his distrust.Other Tales and Sketches
I was not to distrust them; still less was I to run away from them.The Conquest of Fear
Again that distasteful expression fraught with distrust and insinuation.
Crane faced about, and coming forward, held out his hand to the man of distrust.
- to regard as untrustworthy or dishonest
- suspicion; doubt
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Word Origin and History for distrust
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