distrust


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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 ?
But when you disarm them, you at once offend them by showing that you distrust them, either for cowardice or for want of loyalty, and either of these opinions breeds hatred against you.
No one can be a friend if you know not whether to trust or distrust him.
Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good-will and kind conduct more speedily changed than by invidious jealousies and uncandid imputations, whether expressed or implied.
To her mother's regret, and to his own regret, the unfortunate creature had discovered the share which circumstances had induced him to take in placing her under restraint, and had conceived the most intense hatred and distrust of him in consequence.
I hope, Sir Percival, you don't do me the injustice to suppose that I distrust you," she said quickly.
My readers have opportunities of judging for themselves whether the influences and tendencies which I distrust in America, have any existence not in my imagination.
My hesitation in this matter does not proceed from any distrust of Mrs.
With regard to herself, it was now a matter of unconcern whether she went to town or not, and when she saw her mother so thoroughly pleased with the plan, and her sister exhilarated by it in look, voice, and manner, restored to all her usual animation, and elevated to more than her usual gaiety, she could not be dissatisfied with the cause, and would hardly allow herself to distrust the consequence.
The chief and almost the only thing that hindered him from raising a formidable rebellion, was the mutual distrust they entertained of one another, each fearing that as soon as the Emperor should publish an act of grace, or general amnesty, the greatest part would lay down their arms and embrace it; and this suspicion was imagined more reasonable of the viceroy than of any other.
The partners now expressed frankly their deep distrust of the intentions of Mr.
Necessary, however, is the evil; necessary are the envy and the distrust and the back-biting among the virtues.
Cleverly as it had been done, however, Geoffrey's inveterate distrust was stirred into action by it.