distrust distrust  /dɪs ˈtrəst/


  1. (n) doubt about someone's honesty
  2. (n) the trait of not trusting others
  3. (v) regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in



  1. Halevy's decision caused the fall of Premier Moshe Sharett's Cabinet, and it was re-formed in bitterness and distrust.
  2. But the roots of distrust in the area go way, way back.


  1. Suspicions of politics at play in Wilmington

    Though Wilmington's budget war has quieted in recent weeks, it appears true peace could be a long way off after more signs of distrust between some members of city council and the mayor's administration surfaced this week.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The News Journal

  2. Turkey: Lessons (Not) Learned from the Caucasus

    Copyright show:  No Eurasianet Commentary The situation in Turkey today could be much less polarized, without such strong anger and distrust of the police, if a key lesson learned in the South Caucasus had been applied in Taksim Square: governments should engage non-violent protestors and allow demonstrations to fizzle out gradually. read more
    on June 20, 2013     Source: EurasiaNet

  3. In Northern Iraqi City, Al-Qaida Gathers Strength

    Spreading shakedowns and distrust of authorities embolden al-Qaida in Iraq's restive Mosul        
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ABC News


  1. "Covering up the details of these payments breeds further cynicism and distrust in our already shaken financial system," Cuomo said in the letter.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: USA Today

  2. Bemoaning the "erosion of civility in the public square," Obama said it "sows division and distrust among our citizens; it poisons the well of public opinion; it leaves each side little room to negotiate with the other; it makes politics an...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNSNews.com

  3. "North Korea still has some skepticism about the South, and doesn't trust it enough," Roh told the luncheon. "We have to make more efforts to further tear down this wall of distrust."
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: President Roh Source: FOX News

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