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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misgiving, mistrust, distrust, suspicion(noun)

    doubt about someone's honesty

  2. distrust, distrustfulness, mistrust(verb)

    the trait of not trusting others

  3. distrust, mistrust, suspect(verb)

    regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in


  1. mistrust(Noun)

    Lack of trust or confidence.

  2. mistrust(Verb)

    To have no confidence in something

  3. mistrust(Verb)

    To be wary, suspicious or doubtful

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mistrust(noun)

    want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust

  2. Mistrust(verb)

    to regard with jealousy or suspicion; to suspect; to doubt the integrity of; to distrust

  3. Mistrust(verb)

    to forebode as near, or likely to occur; to surmise

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mistrust

    mis-trust′, n. want of trust or confidence.—v.t. to regard with suspicion: to doubt.—adj. Mistrust′ful, full of mistrust.—adv. Mistrust′fully.—n. Mistrust′fulness.—adv. Mistrust′ingly, with mistrust: without confidence.—adj. Mistrust′less, without mistrust or suspicion.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistrust in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mistrust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mistrust in a Sentence

  1. China Daily:

    While no one should expect the summit to have ironed out all the differences and erased the deep-seated mistrust between the two long-time foes, it has ignited hopes that they will be finally able to put an end to their hostility and that the long-standing peninsula issues can finally be resolved. These hopes should not be extinguished.

  2. Marcia Clark:

    Because in the wake of all these police shootings and all the racial mistrust that has been exposed, probably what would result, in my opinion, is a hung jury.

  3. Laurie Cestnick:

    Some Sanders supporters recently claimed Democratic National Committee leadership is giving preferential treatment to current front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden of Delaware. Some Sanders supporters say Some Sanders supporters mistrust polls showing Biden holding a commanding lead over the Democratic field, and some say they may stage another revolt at the partys 2020 national convention in Milwaukee, just as they did in Philadelphia in 2016, if Biden gets the nomination. CLICK TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Laurie Cestnick, a Sanders supporter who founded Occupy Democratic National Committee, told The Washington Times theyre frustrated that the mainstream media doesnt cover many of Some Sanders supporters candidates events. The mainstream media and theDNCare colluding against the American people, thats what it feels like. Its the same thing all over again.

  4. Ross Baker:

    There is clearly a lot of unhappiness and a lot of mistrust that exists between the president and his congressional party.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945:

    We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction.

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