[ US /dɪˈstɹəst/ ]
[ UK /dɪstɹˈʌst/ ]
VERB
  1. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
NOUN
  1. doubt about someone's honesty
  2. the trait of not trusting others
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How To Use distrust In A Sentence

  • Distrust naturally creates distrust, and by nothing is good-will and kind conduct more speedily changed than by invidious jealousies and uncandid imputations, whether expressed or implied.
  • Some of his best mates are journalists, but generally he is sceptical and distrustful of the media and never saw his role as a background briefer to reporters.
  • He's torn between his distrust and dislike of the press and his need to galvanise voters. Times, Sunday Times
  • Fossilized distrust indicates failure at this key democratic task of holding majorities and minorities together.
  • The reference here to distrust of the judiciary once again accentuates Dicey's adoption of the ancient conception of the rule of law.
  • He replied by the term invariably used by the Spaniards when they see doubt or distrust exhibited. The Bible in Spain; or, the journeys, adventures, and imprisonments of an Englishman, in an attempt to circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula
  • It was also the introduction of distrust, a sentiment that had only before been embraced by radicals and beatniks, and the realization that all was not well.
  • Their fantasy of Englishness did not include the literary Bengali babu, for whom they felt contempt and distrust.
  • Glass touched his lips, and Giles drew back, distrusting it.
  • Nothing short of substantive and meaningful improvement in the material well being of ordinary South Africans will overturn this tide of distrust and scepticism.
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