mistrustful mistrustful  /mɪs ˈtrəst fəl/


  • (adj) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide



  1. Worse, the banks themselves are deeply mistrustful of anything government might force on them.
  2. But the law is already stirring division, with the secularist opposition deeply mistrustful of the government's motives.
  3. They operated like a Mafia family, deeply secretive and mistrustful of outsiders.


  • Working climate at UF not good, union survey finds

    Swamped by paperwork, mistrustful of an administration seen as unresponsive, frustrated by a lack of communication and fearful of voicing dissent, University of Florida faculty are an unhappy lot.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Gainesville Sun


  1. "I just liked that he was flawed -- he was mistrustful and a little abrupt," Kinnear says of the Detroit inventor, who died in 2005 after winning more than $25 million in settlements from Ford and Chrysler Corp. "When I first read the script,...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Greg Kinnear Source: DetNews.com

  2. "I understand how people have become mistrustful of government," Obama told his Ohio audience. "We don't need big government. We need smart government that works and interacts with the private sector to create opportunity for ordinary...
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

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