untrusting

adjective
un·​trust·​ing | \ˌən-ˈtrə-stiŋ \

Definition of untrusting 

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

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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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