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English noun: distrust

1. distrust (cognition) doubt about someone's honesty


Synonymsmisgiving, mistrust, suspicion


Broader (hypernym)doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty

2. distrust (attribute) the trait of not trusting others


Synonymsdistrustfulness, mistrust


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)suspicion, suspiciousness


Antonymstrustfulness, trustingness, trust


English verb: distrust

1. distrust (cognition) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in


ExamplesThey want to distrust the prisoners


Synonymsmistrust, suspect


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disbelieve, discredit


Narrower (hyponym)doubt


Antonymsrely, trust, swear, bank









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