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mistrust

mis·trust

mistrust

 
pronunciation:
mihs truhst
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: lack of belief or confidence in the good intentions of people; doubt.
His mistrust of his partner led to the ruin of the business.
synonyms:
distrust, doubt, skepticism
antonyms:
faith, trust
similar words:
apprehension, misgiving, reservation, suspicion, uncertainty, wariness
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mistrusted, mistrusting, mistrusts
definition: to be suspicious of.
She mistrusted her friends' efforts to help her.He died a sad man who mistrusted everyone.
synonyms:
distrust, doubt, suspect
antonyms:
trust
similar words:
disbelieve, discredit, fear, question
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be suspicious or distrustful.
synonyms:
doubt, misgive
similar words:
disbelieve
derivation: mistrustingly (adv.)