mistrust

[ mis-truhst ]
/ mɪsˈtrʌst /

noun

lack of trust or confidence; distrust.

verb (used with object)

to regard with mistrust, suspicion, or doubt; distrust.
to surmise.

verb (used without object)

to be distrustful.

Nearby words

  1. mistreatment,
  2. mistress,
  3. mistress of ceremonies,
  4. mistress of the robes,
  5. mistrial,
  6. mistrustful,
  7. mistrustfully,
  8. mistryst,
  9. misty,
  10. misty-eyed

Origin of mistrust

1350–1400; Middle English mistrusten (v.), mistrust (noun). See mis-1, trust

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British Dictionary definitions for mistrust

mistrust

/ (ˌmɪsˈtrʌst) /

verb

to have doubts or suspicions about (someone or something)

noun

distrust
Derived Formsmistruster, nounmistrustful, adjectivemistrustfully, adverbmistrustfulness, noun

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