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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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