Distrustful
Distrustful Dis*trust"ful, a. 1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers. [1913 Webster]

Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful. --Boyle. -- {Dis*trust"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Dis*trust"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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