mistrust mistrust  /mɪs 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. Hashemi's skepticism highlights a fundamental problem of mistrust at the highest levels of government.
  2. There are others who mistrust the use of military power under almost any circumstances.
  3. This has bred more fear and mistrust.


  1. Allentown's Syrian community mostly against U.S. intervention

    Despite reports of Assad using chemical weapons, locals' Christian roots lead to mistrust of Muslim rebels. Two years of civil war have torn Syria apart, pitting neighbor against neighbor in sectarian strife that has decimated the country and killed tens of thousands of innocents.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Morning Call

  2. New Remodeling Process Creates Win-Win Situation for Both Homeowners and Remodelers

    ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Plaguing the remodeling industry are horror stories told by both homeowners and remodelers who often deal with conflicts, budget issues, and mistrust during ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. State deer czar hopes to overcome mistrust in DNR

    There has been a lot of mistrust between the public and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sheboygan Press

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