Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective That distrusts; suspicious; lacking confidence in.

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  • verb Present participle of distrust.

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Examples

  • Of his own folly, in distrusting God, which he acknowledges, to his shame.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

  • Quintessence of Ibsenism_ is that it is the idea of distrusting ideals, which are universal, in comparison with facts, which are miscellaneous.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • It's dismissive of some of the stupider sceptic arguments, yet suffers from its own idiosyncrasies, such as distrusting quantitative models pretty much on the face of it.

    Getting there first

  • "No, sir, I am not surprised," said the old man; then added: "from what you say, I see you are something of my way of thinking -- you think that to distrust the creature, is a kind of distrusting of the Creator.

    The Confidence-Man

  • "No, sir, I am not surprised," said the old man; then added: "from what you say, I see you are something of my way of thinking -- you think that to distrust the creature, is a kind of distrusting of the Creator.

    The Confidence-Man

  • The negotiations between the Egyptians and the United States foundered when the Americans insisted on American military advisors and, distrusting the financial viability of the Nasser regime, required cash instead of loans or in-kind payment.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Unless a person is completely distrusting, he bound to be lied to and tricked eventually.

    Sacha Baron Cohen talks -- as himself! | EW.com

  • Value-wise, I am clearly a progressive: strongly relational in my outlook, super-positive view of human nature and our ability to interact and resolve conflict, dead-set in my championing of individual rights, highly distrusting of businesses and corporations.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Poll of VC Readers

  • One couple smiles and says hello, but most ignore us or shoot distrusting looks our way.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • But couples don't do this for the same reason that couples refuse to create and sign a prenup; they don't want to come across as distrusting to their beloved.

    Sari Eckler Cooper: Congratulations Kate and William! Did you Sign a Sexuality Prenup?

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