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[ UK /dɪstɹˈʌstfə‍l/ ]
[ US /dɪˈstɹəstfəɫ/ ]
  1. having or showing distrust
    vigilant and distrustful superintendence
    my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally
    a man of distrustful nature
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How To Use distrustful In A Sentence

  • 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. The EU's Legal Discombobulation
  • `And you were annoyed about Mrs Booker because you were afraid our having her here might make Denis distrustful of you. MURDER MOVES IN
  • 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. Steve Benen: Bush's Indiscriminate Demagoguery
  • It is not in borrowers' interests for them to become worried and distrustful of their lender.
  • Kirsten said, peering at the cups distrustfully, ‘Darling, I'll try a bite first.’
  • Only the north-west corner was a little place jutting out from the great wall, a kind of excrescence or loop, no doubt used in the old distrustful days for observation, where it was possible to sit really unseen, because between it and the house was a thick clump of daphne. The Enchanted April
  • 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
  • Anti-intellectuals often are distrustful of science and hostile to its practitioners.
  • Even people who are normally, and understandably, distrustful of cops should put their survival first.
  • They defended their villages fiercely, and remain deeply distrustful of the outside world.
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