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Definition of "mistrust" []

  • Lack of trust or confidence arising from suspicion. See Synonyms at uncertainty. (noun)
  • To regard without trust or confidence. (verb-transitive)
  • To be wary, suspicious, or doubtful. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mistrust" in a sentence
  • "Such mistrust is abundantly evident, time and again, in the very books presumably designed to reduce it in the name of relationship building."
  • "They decide to take her up on it, but there is mistrust from the beginning because they don’t know what this woman is hiding up her sleeve, the actress smiles."
  • "The sense of fear, suspicion, and mistrust is shown as pervasive, and it’s suggested that the only exceptional thing about Dreyman’s being under surveillance is how long it took."