Distrust

  • 1 Distrust — (or mistrust) is a formal way of not trusting any one party too much in a situation of grave risk or deep doubt. It is commonly expressed in civics as a division or balance of powers, or in politics as means of validating treaty terms. Systems… …

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  • 2 distrust — vb Distrust, mistrust are comparable both as verbs meaning to lack trust or confidence in someone or something and as nouns denoting such a lack of trust or confidence. Distrust, however, implies far more certitude that something is wrong than… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 distrust — dis*trust , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distrusted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distrusting}.] [Cf. {Mistrust}.] To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 distrust — distrust, mistrust are largely interchangeable both as nouns and as verbs, although distrust is more common. Examples: (distrust) • He was labelled as a diehard and a bigot, when he actually distrusted the diehards and was himself distrusted by… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 distrust — dis*trust , n. 1. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; lack of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one s power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Suspicion of evil designs. [1913 Webster] Alienation… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Distrust — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Dark Metal Gründung 1992 Website http://www.distrust.de/ …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 7 distrust — [n] lack of faith in something disbelief, doubt, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, qualm, question, skepticism, suspicion, wariness; concepts 21,689 Ant. assurance, belief, certainty, confidence, credit, faith, surety, trust distrust [v] be… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 distrust — index apprehension (fear), cloud (suspicion), disbelieve, discount (disbelieve), discredit, dou …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 distrust — early 15c. (v.); 1510s (n.), from DIS (Cf. dis ) + TRUST (Cf. trust). The etymologically correct form is MISTRUST (Cf. mistrust), in which both elements are Teutonic [Klein]. Related: Distrusted; distrusting; distrustful; distrustfully;… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 distrust — ► NOUN ▪ lack of trust. ► VERB ▪ have little trust in; regard with suspicion. DERIVATIVES distrustful adjective distrustfully adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 distrust — [dis trust′] n. a lack of trust, of faith, or of confidence; doubt; suspicion vt. to have no trust, faith, or confidence in; doubt; suspect …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 distrust — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, deep seated, profound ▪ growing ▪ widespread ▪ general ▪ He had a general …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 distrust — [[t]dɪ̱strʌ̱st[/t]] distrusts, distrusting, distrusted 1) VERB If you distrust someone or something, you think they are not honest, reliable, or safe. [V n] I don t have any particular reason to distrust them. Ant: mistrust 2) N UNCOUNT: also a N …

    English dictionary

  • 14 distrust — dis|trust1 [dısˈtrʌst] n [U] a feeling that you cannot trust someone →↑mistrust ▪ Local people regard the police with suspicion and distrust. distrust of ▪ Dylan s deep distrust of journalists made him difficult to interview. >distrustful adj… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 distrust — I UK [dɪsˈtrʌst] / US verb [transitive] Word forms distrust : present tense I/you/we/they distrust he/she/it distrusts present participle distrusting past tense distrusted past participle distrusted to not trust someone or something Most people… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 distrust — dis|trust1 [ dıs trʌst ] verb transitive to not trust someone or something: Most people distrust politicians. ─ compare MISTRUST distrust dis|trust 2 [ dıs trʌst ] noun uncount a feeling that you cannot trust someone or something: distrust of: a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 distrust — 1 noun (U) a feeling that you cannot trust someone: The local people regard the police with suspicion and distrust. (+ of): Dylan s distrust of journalists makes him difficult to interview. distrustful adjective distrustfully adverb compare… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 distrust — 1. noun the general distrust of authority Syn: mistrust, suspicion, wariness, chariness, leeriness, lack of trust, lack of confidence; skepticism, doubt, doubtfulness, cynicism; misgivings, qualms, disbelief; formal dubiety 2. verb Louise… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 distrust — 1. noun distrust of Soviet intentions Syn: mistrust, suspicion, wariness, chariness, scepticism, doubt, cynicism, misgivings, qualms Ant: trust 2. verb the Army distrusted the peace process Syn: mistrust …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 distrust — [dɪsˈtrʌst] noun [U] a feeling that you cannot trust someone or something See: mistrust distrust verb [T] …

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