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Feeling or showing doubt.

dis·trust′ful·ly adv.
dis·trust′ful·ness n.
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Noun1.distrustfulness - 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"
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(disˈtrast) noun
suspicion; lack of trust or faith. He has always had a distrust of electrical gadgets.
to have no trust in. He distrusts his own judgement.
disˈtrustful adjective
disˈtrustfully adverb
disˈtrustfulness noun
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References in classic literature ?
Men were among us by hundreds whom the ceaseless distrustfulness of their governments had followed privately, by means of appointed agents, to our shores.
Already Garlieb Merkel wrote about this in the late 18th century, he claimed that "slave tremulousness and distrustfulness --these are the most notable character traits of a Livonian peasant" (Merkelis 25).
The second of Sommers's elements is relatively unproblematic aside from the risk of xenophobia in one's own group and a distrustfulness of others.
In the Report on Violence against Healthcare Workers and Perception of Violence published by Isparta, Burdur Chamber of Physicians in 2008, economic, social, and cultural problems are reported to cause the spread of violence in the society, and misleading of media and individuals' distrustfulness to the legal system are stated to increase the susceptibility to violence (14).
(49) Intra-Court bargaining and debate may also hinder collegial relations if other justices feel unduly pressured; for example, when judges pressure each other (especially along ideological lines) it often leads to distrustfulness, stubbornness, and suboptimal outcomes.