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Related to distrusting: mistrust


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.
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The June 2019 SWS survey found 81 percent trusting the United States, and only 8 percent distrusting it, for a net trust score of +73, well above the +70 boundary for Excellent.
The House of Representatives is trusted by 15%, with 83% distrusting it.
Distrusting Educational Technology: Critical Questions for Changing Times