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Definition 1: having or showing distrust - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where distrustful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man of distrustful nature
  • my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally
  • vigilant and distrustful superintendence

(distrustful is similar to ...) believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

(distrustful is similar to ...) marked by or given to doubt

"a skeptical attitude" "a skeptical listener"

(distrustful is similar to ...) suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

"a jealous lover"

(distrustful is similar to ...) openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

(distrustful is similar to ...) (used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women

(distrustful is similar to ...) unduly suspicious

(means also ...) not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving

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