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Definition of Distrust

Distrust

  1. To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.
  2. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.
  3. Suspicion of evil designs.
  4. State of being suspected; loss of trust.

Distrust Quotations

A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.
Dalai Lama

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
Henry L. Stimson

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
Niccolo Machiavelli

As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our mind. But you can do - anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of - your inner world, then create a lot of suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry.
Dalai Lama

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau
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Distrust Translations

distrust in Italian is diffidenza
distrust in Norwegian is mistillit, mistro
distrust in Spanish is desconfianza, escepticismo
distrust in Swedish is misstro, tvivel
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