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trustless

[truhst-lis] /ˈtrʌst lɪs/
adjective
1.
not worthy of trust; faithless; unreliable; false:
He was trustless when money was involved.
2.
distrustful; suspicious:
a doorman trustless of all strangers.
Origin of trustless
1520-1530
First recorded in 1520-30; trust + -less
Related forms
trustlessly, adverb
trustlessness, noun
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Examples from the Web for trustless
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  • As trustless women should: until no womb Of lies is left in the world!

    The Immortal Lure Cale Young Rice
  • I cannot bear that any uncertain, trustless person should come in here.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for trustless

trustless

/ˈtrʌstlɪs/
adjective (archaic or literary)
1.
untrustworthy; deceitful
2.
distrusting; wary; suspicious
Derived Forms
trustlessly, adverb
trustlessness, noun
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