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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

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis

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

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

We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration.
Josefa Iloilo

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
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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