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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

We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color. Some of this is the result of the legacy of racial discrimination in this country.
Barack Obama

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

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

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
Confucius

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
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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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