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noun dis·trust \(ˌ)dis-ˈtrəst\

Definition of distrust

  1. :  the lack or absence of trust

Examples of distrust in a sentence

  1. He has a distrust of doctors.

  2. <the psychic's bold claims were greeted with distrust and outright scorn>

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First Known Use of distrust

1513


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verb dis·trust

Definition of distrust

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to have no trust or confidence in

Examples of distrust in a sentence

  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>

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First Known Use of distrust

1548


DISTRUST Defined for English Language Learners

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noun dis·trust \(ˌ)dis-ˈtrəst\

Definition of distrust for English Language Learners

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


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distrust

verb dis·trust

Definition of distrust for English Language Learners

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


DISTRUST Defined for Kids

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noun dis·trust \dis-ˈtrəst\

Definition of distrust for Students

  1. :  a lack of belief or confidence in :  suspicion <The enemies eyed each other with distrust.>

distrustful

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verb dis·trust

Definition of distrust for Students

distrusted

distrusting

  1. :  to have no belief or confidence in <I distrust the ad's claims.>



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