[mis-truhst-fuh l]


full of mistrust; suspicious.

Origin of mistrustful

First recorded in 1520–30; mistrust + -ful
Related formsmis·trust·ful·ly, adverbmis·trust·ful·ness, nounun·mis·trust·ful, adjectiveun·mis·trust·ful·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of mistrustful

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

    Raphael Sabatini

  • He was less defiant, or mistrustful, or whatever be the name for it.

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • 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

    William Stebbing