Definitions for: Mistrust


[n] the trait of not trusting others
[n] doubt about someone's honesty
[v] regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in



Webster (1913) Definition: Mis*trust", n.
Want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust. --Milton.


Mis*trust", v. t.
1. To regard with jealousy or suspicion; to suspect; to doubt
the integrity of; to distrust.

I will never mistrust my wife again. --Shak.

2. To forebode as near, or likely to occur; to surmise.

By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust Ensuing
dangers. --Shak.

Synonyms: distrust, distrust, distrust, distrustfulness, misgiving, suspect, suspicion

Antonyms: bank, rely, swear, trust, trust, trustfulness, trustingness

See Also: disbelieve, discredit, doubt, doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, suspicion, suspiciousness, trait, uncertainty

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