distrust

Definition of distrust

dis`trust´
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Distrusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Distrusting.]
Not distrusting my health.
- 2 Mac. ix. 22.
To distrust the justice of your cause.
- Dryden.
He that requireth the oath doth distrust that other.
- Udall.
Of all afraid,
Distrusting all, a wise, suspicious maid.
- Collins.
n.1.Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; lack of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.
2.Suspicion of evil designs.
Alienation and distrust . . . are the growth of false principles.
- D. Webster.
3.State of being suspected; loss of trust.

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