follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

distrust

[dis-truhst] /dɪsˈtrʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to regard with doubt or suspicion; have no trust in.
noun
2.
lack of trust; doubt; suspicion.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; dis-1 + trust
Related forms
distruster, noun
predistrust, noun, verb (used with object)
Synonyms
2. See suspicion.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for dis-trust

distrust

/dɪsˈtrʌst/
verb
1.
to regard as untrustworthy or dishonest
noun
2.
suspicion; doubt
Derived Forms
distruster, noun
distrustful, adjective
distrustfully, adverb
distrustfulness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for dis-trust

distrust

early 15c. (v.); 1510s (n.), from dis- + trust. "The etymologically correct form is mistrust, in which both elements are Teutonic" [Klein]. Related: Distrusted; distrusting; distrustful; distrustfully; distrustfulness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for distrust

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dis

4
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with dis-trust