Definitions for distrustdɪsˈtrʌst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.
(n.)lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.
* Syn: See suspicion.
Origin of distrust:
misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)
doubt about someone's honesty
distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust(verb)
the trait of not trusting others
distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)
regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
suspicion or doubt
a growing distrust of the management's motives
Lack of trust or confidence.
To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
Origin: From dis- + trust
to feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust
doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc
suspicion of evil designs
state of being suspected; loss of trust
Distrust is a formal way of not trusting any one party too much in a situation of grave risk or deep doubt. It is commonly expressed in civics as a division or balance of powers, or in politics as means of validating treaty terms. Systems based on distrust simply divide the responsibility so that checks and balances can operate. The phrase "Trust, but verify" refers specifically to distrust. An electoral system or adversarial process inevitably is based on distrust, but not on mistrust. Parties compete in the system, but they do not compete to subvert the system itself, or gain bad faith advantage through it - if they do they are easily caught by the others. Of course much mistrust does exist between parties, and it is exactly this which motivates putting in place a formal system of distrust. Diplomatic protocol for instance, which applies between states, relies on such means as formal disapproval which in effect say "we do not trust that person". It also tends to rely on a strict etiquette - distrusting each person's habits to signal their intent, and instead relying on a global standard for behaviour in sensitive social settings. A protocol as defined in computer science uses a more formal idea of distrust itself. Different parts of a system are not supposed to "trust" each other but rather perform specific assertions, requests and validations. Once these are passed, the responsibility for errors lies strictly with the receiving part of the system, not that which sent the original information. Applying this principle inside one program is called contract-based design.
Translations for distrust
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
suspicion; lack of trust or faith
He has always had a distrust of electrical gadgets.
- wantroue, agterdogAfrikaans
- عَدَم ثِقَهArabic
- desconfiançaPortuguese (BR)
- das MißtrauenGerman
- δυσπιστία, καχυποψίαGreek
- بی اعتمادی؛ شکFarsi
- חוֹסֶר אֶמוּן, חָשדָנוּתHebrew
- अविश्वास, संदेहHindi
- nepouzdanje, nepovjerenjeCroatian
- vantraust, tortryggniIcelandic
- powątpiewanie, podejrzliwośćPolish
- بی اعتمادی؛ شکPersian
- بې اعتبارى، بد ګمانى، بي اعتمادى، شكPashto
- güvensizlik, itimatsızlıkTurkish
- 懷疑，不信任Chinese (Trad.)
- підозра, недовір'яUkrainian
- بے اعتمادیUrdu
- sự không tin cậyVietnamese
- 怀疑，不信任Chinese (Simp.)
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