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dis·trust

 (dĭs-trŭst′)
n.
Lack of trust or confidence: listened to the sales pitch with distrust.
tr.v. dis·trust·ed, dis·trust·ing, dis·trusts
To have no confidence in; doubt or suspect: I distrust his claims to expertise.

distrust

(dɪsˈtrʌst)
vb
to regard as untrustworthy or dishonest
n
suspicion; doubt
disˈtruster n
disˈtrustful adj
disˈtrustfully adv
disˈtrustfulness n

dis•trust

(dɪsˈtrʌst)

v.t.
1. to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.
n.
2. lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.
[1505–15]
dis•trust′er, n.
syn: See suspicion.

distrust


Past participle: distrusted
Gerund: distrusting

Imperative
distrust
distrust
Present
I distrust
you distrust
he/she/it distrusts
we distrust
you distrust
they distrust
Preterite
I distrusted
you distrusted
he/she/it distrusted
we distrusted
you distrusted
they distrusted
Present Continuous
I am distrusting
you are distrusting
he/she/it is distrusting
we are distrusting
you are distrusting
they are distrusting
Present Perfect
I have distrusted
you have distrusted
he/she/it has distrusted
we have distrusted
you have distrusted
they have distrusted
Past Continuous
I was distrusting
you were distrusting
he/she/it was distrusting
we were distrusting
you were distrusting
they were distrusting
Past Perfect
I had distrusted
you had distrusted
he/she/it had distrusted
we had distrusted
you had distrusted
they had distrusted
Future
I will distrust
you will distrust
he/she/it will distrust
we will distrust
you will distrust
they will distrust
Future Perfect
I will have distrusted
you will have distrusted
he/she/it will have distrusted
we will have distrusted
you will have distrusted
they will have distrusted
Future Continuous
I will be distrusting
you will be distrusting
he/she/it will be distrusting
we will be distrusting
you will be distrusting
they will be distrusting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been distrusting
you have been distrusting
he/she/it has been distrusting
we have been distrusting
you have been distrusting
they have been distrusting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been distrusting
you will have been distrusting
he/she/it will have been distrusting
we will have been distrusting
you will have been distrusting
they will have been distrusting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been distrusting
you had been distrusting
he/she/it had been distrusting
we had been distrusting
you had been distrusting
they had been distrusting
Conditional
I would distrust
you would distrust
he/she/it would distrust
we would distrust
you would distrust
they would distrust
Past Conditional
I would have distrusted
you would have distrusted
he/she/it would have distrusted
we would have distrusted
you would have distrusted
they would have distrusted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.distrust - doubt about someone's honestydistrust - doubt about someone's honesty  
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty - the state of being unsure of something
2.distrust - the trait of not trusting others
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
suspiciousness, suspicion - being of a suspicious nature; "his suspiciousness destroyed his marriage"
trustfulness, trustingness, trust - the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others; "the experience destroyed his trust and personal dignity"
Verb1.distrust - regard as untrustworthydistrust - regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
disbelieve, discredit - reject as false; refuse to accept
doubt - lack confidence in or have doubts about; "I doubt these reports"; "I suspect her true motives"; "she distrusts her stepmother"
rely, trust, swear, bank - have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"

distrust

verb
1. suspect, doubt, discredit, be wary of, wonder about, mistrust, disbelieve, be suspicious of, be sceptical of, misbelieve I don't have any reason to distrust them.
suspect believe, trust, have faith, have confidence
noun
1. suspicion, question, doubt, disbelief, scepticism, mistrust, misgiving, qualm, wariness, lack of faith, dubiety an atmosphere of distrust
suspicion trust, confidence, faith, reliance
Quotations
"Trust him no further than you can throw him" [Thomas Fuller Gnomologia]

distrust

noun
Lack of trust:
verb
1. To lack trust or confidence in:
2. To be uncertain, disbelieving, or skeptical about:
Idiom: have one's doubts.
Translations
عَدَم ثِقَهيَشُكُّ في، يَرْتاب
nedůvěranedůvěřovat
have mistillid tilikke stole påmistillid
nem hisz
vantraust, tortryggnivantreysta
nepasitikėjimasnepasitikėtinepasitikintisnepatikliainepatiklumas
neuzticētiesneuzticība
dvomitine zaupati
güvenmekgüvensizlikitimat etmekitimatsızlık

distrust

[dɪsˈtrʌst]
A. Ndesconfianza f (of en) → recelo m (of de)
B. VTdesconfiar de, recelar de

distrust

[dɪsˈtrʌst]
nméfiance f

distrust

vtmisstrauen (+dat)
nMisstrauen nt(of gegenüber)

distrust

[dɪsˈtrʌst]
1. n distrust (of)diffidenza (verso), sfiducia (nei confronti di)
2. vtdiffidare di, non fidarsi di

distrust

(disˈtrast) noun
suspicion; lack of trust or faith. He has always had a distrust of electrical gadgets.
verb
to have no trust in. He distrusts his own judgement.
disˈtrustful adjective
disˈtrustfully adverb
disˈtrustfulness noun

distrust

n. desconfianza, falta de confianza;
vi. desconfiar.
References in classic literature ?
Some princes, so as to hold securely the state, have disarmed their subjects; others have kept their subject towns distracted by factions; others have fostered enmities against themselves; others have laid themselves out to gain over those whom they distrusted in the beginning of their governments; some have built fortresses; some have overthrown and destroyed them.
There never was a new prince who has disarmed his subjects; rather when he has found them disarmed he has always armed them, because, by arming them, those arms become yours, those men who were distrusted become faithful, and those who were faithful are kept so, and your subjects become your adherents.
Princes, especially new ones, have found more fidelity and assistance in those men who in the beginning of their rule were distrusted than among those who in the beginning were trusted.
He distrusted her affection; and what loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
I distrusted and disliked you from the moment I first met you in Bekwando village with poor old Monty for a partner, and read the agreement you had drawn up and the clause about the death of either making the survivor sole legatee.
He doubted the gentleman who had abstained from giving his name; he even distrusted the other unknown person who had written to Emily.
I'm sorry I lost my temper just now," he resumed "I am badly treated--I'm distrusted without a cause.
In Anne's situation, any event not immediately intelligible on the face of it, was an event to be distrusted.
As of last September, 70 percent trusted it, and only 10 percent distrusted it, for a net trust rating of +60, which SWS calls Very Good (from +50 to +69).
Murphy's ratings are ahead of Labour leader Ed Miliband who is trusted by 32 per cent of voters but distrusted by 56 per cent.
Citing a gulf between the rhetoric of how digital technologies could be used and the reality of how they are actually used in education, primarily in ways that increase socially inequitable and exclusionary trends for the latter, the author argues that educational technology should be seen as an ideological and political project that has been guided by the imperatives of contemporary capitalism and therefore should be distrusted even as we search for better ways to use digital technology in education.