distrustful

  • 1 Distrustful — Dis*trust ful, a. 1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one s powers. [1913 Webster] Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to distrust; suspicious;… …

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  • 2 distrustful — [dis trust′fəl] adj. distrusting; doubting distrustful of suspicious of; having no confidence in distrustfully adv. distrustfulness n …

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  • 3 distrustful — index cynical, doubtful, inconvincible, incredulous, jealous, leery, pessimistic, resentful, skeptical …

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  • 4 distrustful — [adj] disbelieving been hit before*, cagey, cautious, chary, cynical, doubtful, doubting, dubious, fearful, jealous, leery, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uneasy, uptight, wary; concepts 403,542 Ant. assured, believing, certain, faithful,… …

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  • 5 distrustful — [[t]dɪ̱strʌ̱stfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ of n If you are distrustful of someone or something, you think that they are not honest, reliable, or safe. Voters are deeply distrustful of all politicians... The older you get the more… …

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  • 6 distrustful — 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 • Ant: ↑trustful •… …

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  • 7 distrustful — dis|trust|ful [ dıs trʌstfəl ] adjective a distrustful person does not trust a particular person or thing or people in general: They were profoundly distrustful of anything new. ╾ dis|trust|ful|ly adverb …

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  • 8 distrustful — UK [dɪsˈtrʌstf(ə)l] / US [dɪsˈtrʌstfəl] adjective a distrustful person does not trust a particular person or thing or people in general They were profoundly distrustful of anything new. Derived word: distrustfully adverb …

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  • 9 distrustful — distrustfully, adv. distrustfulness, n. /dis trust feuhl/, adj. unable or unwilling to trust; doubtful; suspicious: An alert scientist is distrustful of coincidences. [1585 95; DISTRUST + FUL] * * * …

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  • 10 distrustful — adj. distrustful of * * * [dɪs trʌstf(ə)l] distrustfulof …

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  • 11 distrustful — adjective (often distrustful of) feeling or showing distrust. Derivatives distrustfully adverb …

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  • 12 distrustful — distrust ► NOUN ▪ lack of trust. ► VERB ▪ have little trust in; regard with suspicion. DERIVATIVES distrustful adjective distrustfully adverb …

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  • 13 distrustful — adjective Date: 1589 having or showing distrust • distrustfully adverb • distrustfulness noun …

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  • 14 distrustful — adjective a) Marked by distrust; doubtful; suspicious. b) Causing or giving rise to distrust …

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  • 15 distrustful — Synonyms and related words: Pyrrhonic, agnostic, cagey, cautious, chary, cynical, disbelieving, doubtful, doubting, dubious, envious, from Missouri, green, green with jealousy, green eyed, hesitant, hesitating, horn mad, in doubt, invidious,… …

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  • 16 distrustful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. distrusting, doubting, wary, skeptical; see suspicious 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. doubting, questioning, skeptical, cynical, suspicious, disbelieving, leery, wary, incredulous. ANT.: trusting, gullible III… …

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  • 17 distrustful — dis trust·ful || fÊŠl adj. suspicious, doubtful, dubious …

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  • 18 distrustful — a. 1. Suspicious, doubting, dubious (about), apt to distrust. 2. [With of.] Diffident, not confident …

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  • 19 distrustful — adj mistrustful, doubtful, dubious, suspicious; skeptical, disbelieving, unbelieving, incredulous; watchful, wary, leery, chary, shy, hesitating, uncertain, not sure, wondering, questioning; qualmish, uneasy, nervous …

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  • 20 distrustful — dis·trust·ful …

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