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DISTRUST

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distrust mean? 

DISTRUST (noun)
  The noun DISTRUST has 2 senses:

1. doubt about someone's honesty
2. the trait of not trusting others

  Familiarity information: DISTRUST used as a noun is rare.


DISTRUST (verb)
  The verb DISTRUST has 1 sense:

1. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

  Familiarity information: DISTRUST used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISTRUST (noun)


Sense 1distrust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Doubt about someone's honesty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

mistrust; distrust; suspicion; misgiving

Hypernyms ("distrust" is a kind of...):

doubt; doubtfulness; dubiety; dubiousness; incertitude; uncertainty (the state of being unsure of something)


Sense 2distrust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of not trusting others

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

distrustfulness; distrust; mistrust

Hypernyms ("distrust" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "distrust"):

suspicion; suspiciousness (being of a suspicious nature)

Antonym:

trust (the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others)


DISTRUST (verb)


Sense 1distrust [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

distrust; mistrust; suspect

Hypernyms (to "distrust" is one way to...):

disbelieve; discredit (reject as false; refuse to accept)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "distrust"):

doubt (lack confidence in or have doubts about)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to distrust the prisoners

Antonym:

trust (have confidence or faith in)


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