Definitions for: Distrustful


[adj] incredulous by virtue of distrust
[adj] having or showing distrust; "a man of distrustful nature"; "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo; "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson



Webster (1913) Definition: Dis*trust"ful, a.
1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust;
modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.

Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks.
--Pope.

2. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful. --Boyle. --
Dis*trust"ful*ly, adv. -- Dis*trust"ful*ness, n.

Synonyms: cynical, doubting, green-eyed, incredulous, jealous, leery, misanthropic, misanthropical, misogynic, mistrustful, overjealous, oversuspicious, questioning, sceptical, skeptical, suspicious, untrusting, wary

Antonyms: trustful, trusting

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