- full of mistrust; suspicious.
Origin of mistrustful
Related Words for mistrustfulskeptical, suspicious, leery, wary, cagey, cautious, chary, cynical, doubtful, dubious, fearful, jealous, uneasy, untrusting, uptight
Examples from the Web for mistrustful
Contemporary Examples of mistrustful
According to the Pew Research Center, most Millennials are mistrustful of political institutions.
He sat before a wall full of badges, in a big swivel chair, his bovine features set in mistrustful concentration.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis
Richard Ben Cramer
January 11, 2014
And so it begins: two women, decades apart, one too trusting and the other mistrustful, slowly becoming friends.Dree Hemingway, Star of ‘Starlet,’ Discusses Her Acting and Modeling Careers
November 8, 2012
Historical Examples of mistrustful
You were my enemy once, and have since been in a mistrustful truce with me, yet you can doubt that I did this thing.The Sea-Hawk
He was less defiant, or mistrustful, or whatever be the name for it.Lord Kilgobbin
Then do not be astonished that I am mistrustful, since you suspect me of knowing what I do not know.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
And this it is that makes them, as no doubt they are, so mistrustful and wary.
The Queen had faith in him, and he entreated her to give her word for him to mistrustful Cecil.Sir Walter Ralegh