mistrust

  • 1Mistrust — 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

  • 2Mistrust — 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… …

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  • 3mistrust# — 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):… …

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  • 4mistrust — [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,… …

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  • 5Mistrust — Mis*trust , n. Want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6mistrust — 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 …

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  • 7mistrust — ► VERB ▪ have no trust in. ► NOUN ▪ lack of trust. DERIVATIVES mistrustful adjective …

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  • 8mistrust — [mis′trust΄, mis trust′] n. lack of trust or confidence; suspicion; doubt vt., vi. to have no trust or confidence in (someone or something); doubt mistrustful adj …

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  • 9mistrust — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, profound ▪ growing ▪ general, widespread (esp. BrE) ▪ mutual ▪ …

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  • 10mistrust — n. 1) to arouse mistrust 2) deep, profound mistrust 3) mistrust towards * * * [mɪs trʌst] profound mistrust deep to arouse mistrust mistrust towards …

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  • 11mistrust — 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 …

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  • 12mistrust — mis|trust1 [ mıs trʌst ] noun singular or uncount 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. mistrust mis|trust 2 [ mıs …

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  • 13mistrust — mis|trust1 [mısˈtrʌst] n [U] the feeling that you cannot trust someone, especially because you think they may treat you unfairly or dishonestly = ↑suspicion, distrust ↑distrust mistrust of ▪ He had a deep mistrust of the legal profession.… …

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  • 14mistrust — [[t]mɪ̱strʌ̱st[/t]] mistrusts, mistrusting, mistrusted 1) N UNCOUNT Mistrust is the feeling that you have towards someone who you do not trust. There was mutual mistrust between the two men. ...a deep mistrust of state banks. Syn: distrust 2)… …

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  • 15mistrust — 1. verb 1) I mistrust his motives Syn: be suspicious of, be mistrustful of, be distrustful of, be skeptical of, be wary of, be chary of, distrust, have doubts about, have misgivings about, have reservations about, suspect 2) don t mistrust your… …

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  • 16mistrust — distrust, mistrust are largely interchangeable both as nouns and as verbs, although distrust is more common. Examples: (distrust) • He was labelled as a diehard and a bigot, when he actually distrusted the diehards and was himself distrusted by… …

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  • 17mistrust — mistruster, n. mistrustingly, adv. /mis trust /, n. 1. lack of trust or confidence; distrust. v.t. 2. to regard with mistrust, suspicion, or doubt; distrust. 3. to surmise. v.i. 4. to be distrustful. [1350 1400; ME mistrusten (v.), mistrust (n.) …

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  • 18mistrust — {{11}}mistrust (n.) late 14c.; see MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + TRUST (Cf. trust) (n.). {{12}}mistrust (v.) late 14c., from MIS (Cf. mis ) (1) + TRUST (Cf. trust) (v.). Related: Mistrusted; mistrusting …

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  • 19mistrust — 1 noun (U) the feeling that you cannot trust someone, especially because you think they may treat you unfairly or dishonestly (+ of): He had a deep mistrust of the legal profession. compare distrust 1 2 verb (T) to not trust someone, especially… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20mistrust — [mɪsˈtrʌst] noun [singular/U] a feeling that you should not trust someone or something Many voters have a deep mistrust of the government.[/ex] mistrust verb [T] …

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