distrust

[ dis-truhst ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.

noun
  1. lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.

Origin of distrust

1
First recorded in 1505–15; dis-1 + trust

synonym study For distrust

2. See suspicion.

Other words from distrust

  • dis·trust·er, noun
  • pre·dis·trust, noun, verb (used with object)

Words Nearby distrust

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How to use distrust in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for distrust

distrust

/ (dɪsˈtrʌst) /


verb
  1. to regard as untrustworthy or dishonest

noun
  1. suspicion; doubt

Derived forms of distrust

  • distruster, noun
  • distrustful, adjective
  • distrustfully, adverb
  • distrustfulness, noun

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