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

Examples of untrusting in a Sentence

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, 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, 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, 9 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'untrusting.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of untrusting

1861, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About untrusting

Time Traveler for untrusting

Time Traveler

The first known use of untrusting was in 1861

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near untrusting




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for untrusting

Cite this Entry

“Untrusting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrusting. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on untrusting

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for untrusting


Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!