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distrustful

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of distrustful

  1. 1 inclined to doubt or question claims <she was distrustful of her boyfriend's claim of having saved the kitten from a raging fire> Synonyms disbelieving, skeptical, doubting, incredulous, mistrustful, negativistic, questioning, show-me, suspecting, suspicious, unbelievingRelated Words paranoid (also paranoidal); critical, puzzled, quizzical; careful, cautious, guarded, gun-shy, leery (also leary), wary, watchful; cynical, experienced, knowing, sophisticated, worldly, worldly-wise; curious, inquiring, inquisitive, nosy (or nosey), snoopy; uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, undetermined, unsettled, unsure; hesitantNear Antonyms green, ingenuous, innocent, naive (or naïve), simple, simpleminded, unknowing, unsophisticated, unworldly, wide-eyed; certain, confident, positive, sure; callow, inexperienced, raw; childlike, idealistic, impractical; beguiled, deceived, duped, gulled, tricked; careless, heedless, unsuspecting, unsuspicious, unwaryAntonyms credulous, gullible (also gullable), trustful, trusting, uncritical, unquestioning

  2. 2 not feeling sure about the truth, wisdom, or trustworthiness of someone or something <naturally distrustful of politicians who claim to have all the answers> Synonyms doubtful, dubious, hinky [slang], mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, trustless, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsureRelated Words ambivalent, conflicted, equivocal; diffident, insecure; halting, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, vacillating, waveringNear Antonyms assured, confident, sanguine, self-assured; decisive, determined, resoluteAntonyms certain, convinced, positive, sure




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