noun \(ˌ)dis-ˈtrəst\

: lack of trust or confidence : a feeling that someone or something is not honest and cannot be trusted

Full Definition of DISTRUST

:  the lack or absence of trust

Examples of DISTRUST

  1. He has a distrust of doctors.
  2. <the psychic's bold claims were greeted with distrust and outright scorn>

First Known Use of DISTRUST



transitive verb

: to have no trust or confidence in (someone or something)

Full Definition of DISTRUST

:  to have no trust or confidence in

Examples of DISTRUST

  1. She's always distrusted their promises.
  2. <we instinctively distrust those phone calls that tell us we have won a free vacation or car>

First Known Use of DISTRUST


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