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distrustful

[dis-truhst-fuh l] /dɪsˈtrʌst fəl/
adjective
1.
unable or unwilling to trust; doubtful; suspicious:
An alert scientist is distrustful of coincidences.
Origin of distrustful
1585-1595
First recorded in 1585-95; distrust + -ful
Related forms
distrustfully, adverb
distrustfulness, noun
predistrustful, adjective
undistrustful, adjective
undistrustfully, adverb
undistrustfulness, noun
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  • She was distrustful of the future, and apt to anticipate bad fortune.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • The one preserved a calm and placid smile; the other, a distrustful frown.

    Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens
  • Karl cast a distrustful glance sideways at my nursling and spoke not.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • There was a pause while he searched her face with a distrustful scrutiny.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain Edfrid A. Bingham
  • It would not obey his brain because, after all, what could the brain report of his distrustful heart?

    The Prisoner Alice Brown

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