distrustful

If you're suspicious, or uncertain whether you should believe something (or someone), you're distrustful. If your dog is distrustful of clowns, she may growl every time she sees anyone wearing a big, red, rubber nose.

Whenever you experience a lack of trust, you're distrustful. The word adds the prefix dis-, "not," to trustful, or "full of trust." If your cousin frequently tells tale tales, you will probably be distrustful when he claims that he recently met a famous movie star. And if that old wooden roller coaster at the amusement park looks rickety, you might be distrustful of its safety go ride the merry-go-round instead.

Definitions of distrustful
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adj having or showing distrust

“a man of distrustful nature”
“"my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo”
“"vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson”
Synonyms:
incredulous
not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical
believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others
doubting, questioning, sceptical, skeptical
marked by or given to doubt
green-eyed, jealous, overjealous
suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, wary
openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
misogynic
(used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women
oversuspicious
unduly suspicious
Antonyms:
trustful, trusting
inclined to believe or confide readily; full of trust
credulous
disposed to believe on little evidence
confiding
willing to entrust personal matters
unsuspecting, unsuspicious
not suspicious
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