Examples of distrustful in a Sentence
she was distrustful of her boyfriend's claim of having saved the kitten from a raging fire
naturally distrustful of politicians who claim to have all the answers
Recent Examples of distrustful from the Web
Women tend to see the United States more negatively than do men in 10 of the countries surveyed, and in 16 countries, older people are more distrustful than the young.
Feeling abnormally negative, guilt, shame, disinterest in activities, distrustful of people, afraid or numb.
Americans, according to a Pew Research Center report, are largely distrustful of driverless vehicles and want a person in the driver’s seat just in case.
Bellow was distrustful of Atlas in part because the idea of a biography reminded him distressingly of his own death.
The rising Boston Celtics standout was the first runner-up, falling 22 points short of the last guard spot behind the San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green, but players are distrustful of the media-reliant process doling out NBA accolades.
But therein lies the problem: So few victims see themselves as victims, and those who are contacted often are too traumatized or distrustful of the system to cooperate, authorities said.
When it was shot down, the American EC-121 was gathering signals intelligence on behalf of the U.S., then deeply distrustful of the North Korean regime led by the grandfather of the country’s current leader.
In reality, people are deeply loss-averse and distrustful of politicians.
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First Known Use of distrustful
Synonymsdisbelieving, skeptical, doubting, incredulous, mistrustful, negativistic, questioning, show-me, suspecting, suspicious, unbelieving
Antonymscredulous, gullible (also gullable), trustful, trusting, uncritical, unquestioning
Related Wordsparanoid (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; hesitant
Near Antonymsgreen, 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, unwary
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