[ UK /mɪstɹˈʌstfə‍l/ ]
[ US /mɪˈstɹəsfəɫ, mɪˈstɹəstfəɫ/ ]
  1. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
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How To Use mistrustful In A Sentence

  • He is mistrustful of my ability.
  • Many of the men were mistrustful of a people who had switched allegiance halfway through a war, but Conrad couldn't really care. AMAGANSETT
  • They are wary, mistrustful of institutions that have disappointed us all.
  • The senseless waste of human life is graphically depicted as soldiers on both sides, fearful and mistrustful of themselves as much as each other, slaughter one another in the killing fields of Bangladesh.
  • 'Noo yo'll not mak a rumpus, Davy,' he said, mistrustfully. The History of David Grieve
  • Administrators and public health academics are wary and mistrustful of physicians in the field.
  • He felt his own distrustfulness and simultaneously the mistrustfulness of Jesus' entourage.
  • Then he is envious, covetous, jealous and mistrustful, timorous, sordid, outwardly dissembling, sluggish, suspicious, stubborn, a condemner of women, a close liar, malicious, murmuring, never contented, ever repining.
  • Now we have become so dependent on trade (and the U.S. has become so mistrustful of our ability to police ourselves), that we are spending hundreds of millions of new dollars just to keeping the trade flowing.
  • But we were always mistrustful of becoming too closely linked to Princeton or any other academic entity.
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