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distrust

dis·trust

distrust

pronunciation:
dIs truhst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: distrusted, distrusting, distrusts
definition: to lack faith or confidence in; be suspicious of.
synonyms:
doubt, mistrust
antonyms:
trust
similar words:
question, suspect, wonder about
 
part of speech: noun
definition: lack of faith or confidence; doubt or suspicion.
synonyms:
doubt, mistrust
antonyms:
confidence, trust
similar words:
disbelief, discredit, misgiving, qualm, question, second thought, skepticism, suspicion, wariness
Word Parts
The word distrust contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-