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distrustful

[dis-truhst-fuh l] /dɪsˈtrʌst fəl/
adjective
1.
unable or unwilling to trust; doubtful; suspicious:
An alert scientist is distrustful of coincidences.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; distrust + -ful
Related forms
distrustfully, adverb
distrustfulness, noun
predistrustful, adjective
undistrustful, adjective
undistrustfully, adverb
undistrustfulness, noun
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  • But you have to be also a little bit suspicious, a little bit distrustful.
  • Nevertheless, the mainlanders are still distrustful.
  • The good german cook always had been a little distrustful of her.
  • One can be distrustful of government in a healthy manner and still respect that.
  • That, and the current financial turmoil, has rendered them distrustful of conventional banking.
  • That's another reason to be distrustful of the profession.
  • Some lend their trust easily, while others are more suspicious and distrustful.
  • The cruelty of the fraudulent ones is that they will inevitably make us distrustful of the true ones.
  • Forest managers often fail to understand why local communities can seem so distrustful of them.
  • They are distrustful of strangers and generally do not seek out affection from them.

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