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mistrustful

[ mis-truhst-fuhl ]

adjective

  1. full of mistrust; suspicious.


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Other Words From

  • mis·trustful·ly adverb
  • mis·trustful·ness noun
  • unmis·trustful adjective
  • unmis·trustful·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of mistrustful1

First recorded in 1520–30; mistrust + -ful

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Example Sentences

It’s a similar situation with how Covid-19 misinformation can spread — on the walls of some Paparazzi sellers, you can see mistrustful posts about the Covid-19 vaccine.

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She said a history of profiteering during the opioid epidemic has left her mistrustful of the drug companies.

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.

Canadians are generally mistrustful of rules that subordinate or demean women.

And so it begins: two women, decades apart, one too trusting and the other mistrustful, slowly becoming friends.

Thus the two went on, mutually scornful and mistrustful, exchanging soft phrases which neither meant.

It would have been more correct to say, they have a tendency to make us mistrustful of the integrity of the clerical character.

Times is er gitten so mistrustful dat I cum ter ax yu und yung missis mouten me und Clarissa stay wid yu in de grate house?

On all their faces something shy, mistrustful, and savage could be noticed, which is not generally the case with other tribes.

On the very next day he leaves the house—no more shall the mistrustful baronet, who is "hiding something from him," see his face.

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