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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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