Distrustfully
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • distrustfully — distrust ► NOUN ▪ lack of trust. ► VERB ▪ have little trust in; regard with suspicion. DERIVATIVES distrustful adjective distrustfully adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • distrustfully — adverb with distrust she looked at him distrustfully • Syn: ↑mistrustfully • Ant: ↑trustfully • Derived from adjective: ↑mistrustful (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • distrustfully — adverb see distrustful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • distrustfully — See distrustful. * * * …   Universalium

  • distrustfully — adverb In a distrustful manner …   Wiktionary

  • distrustfully — adv. suspiciously, disbelievingly, dubiously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • distrustfully — dis·trust·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • distrustfully — See: distrustful …   English dictionary

  • distrustful — distrustfully, adv. distrustfulness, n. /dis trust feuhl/, adj. unable or unwilling to trust; doubtful; suspicious: An alert scientist is distrustful of coincidences. [1585 95; DISTRUST + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • mistrustfully — adverb with distrust she looked at him distrustfully • Syn: ↑distrustfully • Ant: ↑trustfully (for: ↑distrustfully) • Derived from adjective: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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