mistrust [mis′trust΄, mis trust′]
lack of trust or confidence; suspicion; doubt
vt., vi.
to have no trust or confidence in (someone or something); doubt

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  • Mistrust — Mis*trust , v. t. 1. To regard with jealousy or suspicion; to suspect; to doubt the integrity of; to distrust. [1913 Webster] I will never mistrust my wife again. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To forebode as near, or likely to occur; to surmise. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mistrust — means to doubt, to lack confidence in . It does not necessarily imply any serious suspicion of malice or bad faith. This can happen in everyday life in situations where the parties otherwise trust each other, but find themselves questioning that… …   Wikipedia

  • mistrust# — mistrust n 1 suspicion, skepticism, doubt, *uncertainty, dubiety, dubiosity Analogous words: misgiving, presentiment, foreboding, *apprehension Antonyms: trust: assurance Contrasted words: confidence, faith, reliance, dependence (see TRUST):… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • mistrust — [n] doubtfulness apprehension, chariness, concern, distrust, doubt, dubiety, dubiosity, fear, foreboding, incertitude, misgiving, presentiment, scruple, skepticism, suspicion, uncertainty, wariness, wonder; concepts 21,27,690 Ant. belief,… …   New thesaurus

  • Mistrust — Mis*trust , n. Want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mistrust — I verb apprehend, be anxious, be apprehensive, be cautious, be doubtful, be dubious, be loath, be nervous, be skeptical, be uncertain, cherish doubts, distrust, doubt, dread, entertain doubts, entertain suspicions, fear, give no credit to, harbor …   Law dictionary

  • mistrust — ► VERB ▪ have no trust in. ► NOUN ▪ lack of trust. DERIVATIVES mistrustful adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • mistrust — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, profound ▪ growing ▪ general, widespread (esp. BrE) ▪ mutual ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • mistrust — n. 1) to arouse mistrust 2) deep, profound mistrust 3) mistrust towards * * * [mɪs trʌst] profound mistrust deep to arouse mistrust mistrust towards …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mistrust — I UK [mɪsˈtrʌst] / US noun [singular/uncountable] a feeling that you should not trust someone or something Mistrust between the two countries is intense. mistrust of: Many voters have a deep mistrust of the government. II UK [mɪsˈtrʌst] / US verb …   English dictionary

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