- lack of trust or confidence; distrust.
- to regard with mistrust, suspicion, or doubt; distrust.
- to surmise.
- to be distrustful.
Origin of mistrust
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Examples from the Web for mistrust
As the Ebola epidemic began sweeping through the region, fear and mistrust of the health workers in West Point escalated.Meet the Liberian Girls Beating Ebola
October 29, 2014
Those who neglect or mistrust him may be punished--indeed may deserve to be.Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up
September 27, 2014
A particularly worrisome indicator of this mistrust has been the booming alternative medicine industry.Why Smart People Are Dumb Patients
July 14, 2014
Those who need the health care system the most often mistrust it, and rightfully so.The App-Based Health Care of the Future
June 13, 2014
Many of the girls from New Kru Town say they mistrust the police and for the most part want to avoid them.Liberia’s Child Prostitutes
May 19, 2014
Do not mistrust me because of these tears; I cannot help them.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
Mistrust and something in the nature of reproach were expressed in her glance.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
He had also a trick to mingle his commodity, that that which was bad might go off with the least mistrust.Bunyan</p>
James Anthony Froude
My first impression was that of disgust for all human beings and mistrust of everything.The Sexual Question
But it afforded the last drop to the cup of Philip's mistrust.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
- to have doubts or suspicions about (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for mistrust
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