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mistrust

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistrust

  1. a feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something had an unfortunate mistrust of doctors, so her medical condition was allowed to worsen Synonyms of mistrust distrust, distrustfulness, dubiety, dubitation [archaic], incertitude, misdoubt, misgiving, doubt, mistrustfulness, query, reservation, skepticism, suspicion, uncertaintyWords Related to mistrust disbelief, incredulity, unbelief; anxiety, concern, paranoia, wariness; compunction, niggle [chiefly British], qualm, scruple, tremorNear Antonyms of mistrust credence, faithAntonyms of mistrust assurance, belief, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, sureness, surety, trust

Synonym Discussion of mistrust

uncertainty, doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust mean lack of sureness about someone or something. uncertainty may range from a falling short of certainty to an almost complete lack of conviction or knowledge especially about an outcome or result.
    • assumed the role of manager without hesitation or uncertainty
doubt suggests both uncertainty and inability to make a decision.
    • plagued by doubts as to what to do
dubiety stresses a wavering between conclusions.
    • felt some dubiety about its practicality
skepticism implies unwillingness to believe without conclusive evidence.
    • an economic forecast greeted with skepticism
suspicion stresses lack of faith in the truth, reality, fairness, or reliability of something or someone.
    • regarded the stranger with suspicion
mistrust implies a genuine doubt based upon suspicion.
    • had a great mistrust of doctors

mistrust

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of mistrust

  1. to have no trust or confidence in a recluse who mistrusts her neighbors and stays in her house all day Synonyms of mistrust doubt, misdoubt, distrust, question, suspectWords Related to mistrust disbelieve, discount, discredit, negateNear Antonyms of mistrust bank (on or upon), count (on or upon), depend (on or upon), rely (on or upon)Antonyms of mistrust trust



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