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.

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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 forms of mistrust

mistruster, nounmistrustful, adjectivemistrustfully, adverbmistrustfulness, noun
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