from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Feeling or showing doubt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Marked by distrust; doubtful; suspicious.
  • adj. Causing or giving rise to distrust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest.
  • adj. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of distrust; wanting confidence; suspicious; mistrustful.
  • Not confident; apprehensive; diffident; modest: as, distrustful of ourselves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or showing distrust


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From distrust + -ful.


  • Whilst I remain distrustful of Cameron on matters European, he will surely not want to start his Ministry by refusing the British people once more a comprehensive say on Europe, if only to try and settle the matter for a generation.

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  • The survey found that Obama’s policies were partly to blame for a rise in distrustful, anti-government views.

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  • In terms of those who are "distrustful" about the port deal, the congressional majority has been just as vocal as the minority, including top GOP leaders like Bill Frist, Dennis Hastert, and Tom DeLay.

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  • Then, going to the bag, her compressed lips twitching, her gray eyes piercing into its clasp with a kind of distrustful optimism, she lifted the pincers and tweaked it hard.

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  • He seemed to have obtained most complete sway over his master or patron, whose looks he watched, and whose steps he followed, with a kind of distrustful interest that puzzled me greatly.

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  • Moreover they stated that brands that did not protect their online identity made them feel "distrustful" (56\%), "disappointed" (17\%), "betrayed" (13\%), and

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  • They were a bit uneasy with a changing society, distrustful of government and suspicious of people who were different, had different values or hailed from different parts of the country.

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  • By and large, though, anglers seem distrustful of the new-rubber trend when it comes to not slipping and falling in a river.

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  • Americans are now more distrustful of the federal government than they were in 1992; they are less partisan now than they were then; the misery index is higher; Congress and the two parties are less popular; and the major parties' candidates will likely be less popular as well.

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  • They do not like tourists unless they get money from them, hate ecotourism and are very distrustful of strangers (I am speaking of white faces foreign to indigenous from other villages).

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