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distrustfulness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being distrustful or suspicious; want of confidence.

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  • noun The state or quality of being distrustful or doubtful; distrust; mistrust.

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

  • noun the trait of not trusting others

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Examples

  • The loss of a mate or a friend or a colleague through distrust is not a punishment for distrustfulness.

    Akoshia Yoba: It Takes One to Know One: Dancing With the Shadow Self

  • The loss of a mate or a friend or a colleague through distrust is not a punishment for distrustfulness.

    Akoshia Yoba: It Takes One to Know One: Dancing With the Shadow Self

  • This, in turn, had engendered a chronic distrustfulness, and his mind and character had become so warped that he was a very disagreeable man to deal with.

    THE MAN WITH THE GASH

  • You know, ever since watching him on TV for the first time back in June, the Midterm Roundup has felt an eerie, sort of inexplicable sense of distrustfulness toward Tom Kean, Jr.

    Midterm Roundup

  • The second most common criticism leveled against the rape arc is that Veronica's combative distrustfulness has gone from a winning personality quirk to downright annoying, and Buffy alumni can be forgiven for fearing that the show's heroine is being made into such an extreme version of herself that soon it will strain credulity that anyone would actually be willing to spend time with her.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • The second most common criticism leveled against the rape arc is that Veronica's combative distrustfulness has gone from a winning personality quirk to downright annoying, and Buffy alumni can be forgiven for fearing that the show's heroine is being made into such an extreme version of herself that soon it will strain credulity that anyone would actually be willing to spend time with her.

    Boom Goes the Dynamite: Scattered Veronica Mars Thoughts

  • Men were among us by hundreds whom the ceaseless distrustfulness of their governments had followed privately, by means of appointed agents, to our shores.

    The Woman in White

  • Jonathan proceeded to give me a speech about how my distrustfulness seems to be a reoccurring theme.

    Horny Man and His Early Morning Phone Call

  • Such distrustfulness in Mitya, such lack of confidence even to him, to Alyosha — all this suddenly opened before Alyosha an unsuspected depth of hopeless grief and despair in the soul of his unhappy brother.

    The Brothers Karamazov

  • "You show a distrustfulness that is ... scarcely friendly."

    The Boat of a Million Years

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