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1mistrust

noun mis·trust \ˌmis-ˈtrəst\

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

Full Definition of MISTRUST

:  a lack of confidence :  distrust
mis·trust·ful \-fəl\ adjective
mis·trust·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
mis·trust·ful·ness noun

Examples of MISTRUST

  1. She has a strong mistrust of politicians.
  2. <had an unfortunate mistrust of doctors, so her medical condition was allowed to worsen>

First Known Use of MISTRUST

14th century

2mistrust

verb

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

Full Definition of MISTRUST

transitive verb
1
:  to have no trust or confidence in :  suspect <mistrusted his neighbors>
2
:  to doubt the truth, validity, or effectiveness of <mistrusted his own judgment>
3
:  surmise <your mind mistrusted there was something wrong — Robert Frost>
intransitive verb
:  to be suspicious

Examples of MISTRUST

  1. I was starting to mistrust my own judgment.
  2. <a recluse who mistrusts her neighbors and stays in her house all day>

First Known Use of MISTRUST

14th century

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