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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

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry, deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs. There is so much anger, distrust, greed, and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
Margaret J. Wheatley

You can use all the quantitative data you can get, but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
Tennessee Williams
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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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