un·​trust·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈtrə-stiŋ How to pronounce untrusting (audio) \

Definition of untrusting

: not having or given to confidence in something or someone : not trusting untrusting of the police

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Recent Examples on the Web Eugene Borgida, a professor of psychology and law at the University of Minnesota, claims that forced participation tends to make participants defensive and untrusting, which makes for a less effective program. Candice Wang, Popular Science, "Can implicit bias training help cops overcome racism?," 16 June 2020 The players, who really bought in at first, became confused and untrusting, uncertain that Jurgen would honor their commitment to him by rewarding them with a consistent status on the pitch. Jon Weinbach, Slate Magazine, "Three U.S. soccer obsessives debate the future of the men’s national team.," 13 Oct. 2017 In a country going through a particularly untrusting phase, anyone with any remaining shred of authority about storms ratcheted up the rhetoric this weekend in an effort to get people to listen up and evacuate. Marc Fisher, Washington Post, "As Irma approaches, fear is in the water, spreading with new and viral efficiency," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of untrusting

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Untrusting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrusting. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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