American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Lack of trust or confidence.
- v. To have no confidence in.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Absence of trust; doubt or suspicion; want of confidence, faith, or reliance: as, to listen with distrust; to look upon a project with distrust.
- n. Discredit; loss of credit or confidence
- To withhold trust or confidence from; doubt or suspect; refuse to confide in, rely upon, or give credence to: as, to distrust a man's veracity; I distrust his intentions.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- n. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; lack of confidence, faith, or reliance
- n. Suspicion of evil designs.
- n. State of being suspected; loss of trust.
- n. doubt about someone's honesty
- v. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
- n. the trait of not trusting others
- From dis- + trust (Wiktionary)
“Of course, this distrust is also personal and involves school.”
“I think it's much harder for you to argue that there would have been an upward trend in distrust of advertising in the 70s without regulation, but that there would have been an increase in trust in the 80s without deregulation, but instead it stubbornly stayed the same both times because the changing regulatory environment perfectly anticipated the changing trends.”
“This uncertainty, confusion, and distrust is getting stronger and stronger now," said Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Afghanistan's deputy national security adviser.”
“This uncertainty, confusion and distrust is getting stronger and stronger now," said Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Afghanistan's deputy national security adviser.”
“So, I mean the distrust is that far down that they're looking at even their own family members, you know, with suspicion.”
“Except: Their misery, anger, and distrust is etched into every feature of their still faces.”
“Distrust comes from an Administration that lied, wasted lives, dollars and resources, committed TREASON against the American People, stacked the DOJ against the Republic, violated Constitutional Principles and warrantlessly spied on Americans against FISA and TORTURED people in violation to the Constitution AND International Treaties, And distrust comes from a body politic of Congress that tolerates an Administration that engages in and in some cases, in collusion WITH Congress to remain criminal.”
“The only way to eliminate the public distrust is to eliminate money from the process," Moyer told CNN from his Columbus chambers.”
“Paranoia results in distrust and ends up pitting cops against crazed individuals like the neo-Nazi punk in Pittsburgh who bragged about his intent to kill cops before he did ambush 3 at his home about a year ago.”
“I don't care if it's Obama, Clinton, Bush et.al. I have been consistent in my distrust for the politicians and history as well as the other posters have proven that distrust is well founded by pointing out the past budgets and failed policies.”
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