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[mis-truhst-fuh l] /mɪsˈtrʌst fəl/
full of mistrust; suspicious.
Origin of mistrustful
1520-30; mistrust + -ful
Related forms
mistrustfully, adverb
mistrustfulness, noun
unmistrustful, adjective
unmistrustfully, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is mistrustful of a treaty-based approach to arms control.
  • We must be forever watchful and mistrustful of the powerful.
  • Because of this, some of my students are reserved and a bit mistrustful.
  • Freight companies may also be mistrustful of government planners, and concerned about divulging proprietary business information.
  • Become more mistrustful of others and may be less willing to learn from adults.
  • Police officers are mistrustful of their peers because corruption is pervasive within their ranks.
  • Seventh, air quality data has been selectively shared with the public, leaving the public mistrustful.
  • The press was extremely mistrustful of me and of many people in the agency, simply because they had operated that way for months.
  • Police officers are mistrustful of their peers because of the pervasive corruption.

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