distrust

[ dis-truhst ]
/ dɪsˈtrʌst /

verb (used with object)

to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.

noun

lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.

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Origin of distrust

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

synonym study for distrust

2. See suspicion.

OTHER WORDS FROM distrust

dis·trust·er, nounpre·dis·trust, noun, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for distrust

distrust
/ (dɪsˈtrʌst) /

verb

to regard as untrustworthy or dishonest

noun

suspicion; doubt

Derived forms of distrust

distruster, noundistrustful, adjectivedistrustfully, adverbdistrustfulness, noun
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