Distrust is a feeling of doubt about some person or thing. We distrust people who aren't honest.

When you trust someone, you believe in her, so the opposite is true of distrust. Trust is from the Old Norse word traust meaning "confidence." Put a dis in front of it, and to distrust is to have no confidence in someone or something. As a noun, distrust is the feeling of doubt. In a corrupt workplace, there will be a lot of distrust. Where there's distrust, there's not much harmony.

Definitions of distrust

n doubt about someone's honesty

misgiving, mistrust, suspicion
Type of:
doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty
the state of being unsure of something

n the trait of not trusting others

distrustfulness, mistrust
trust, trustfulness, trustingness
the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others
suspicion, suspiciousness
being of a suspicious nature
Type of:
a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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

mistrust, suspect
bank, rely, swear, trust
have confidence or faith in
lack confidence in or have doubts about
Type of:
disbelieve, discredit
reject as false; refuse to accept

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