HyperDic: distrustful

English > 1 sense of the word distrustful:
ADJECTIVEalldistrustfulhaving or showing distrust
distrustful > pronunciation
Soundsdihstrah'stfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > distrustful: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or showing distrust.
Examples
  • "a man of distrustful nature"
  • "my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally"- B.N.Cardozo
  • "vigilant and distrustful superintendence"- Thomas Jefferson
Narrowercynical, misanthropic, misanthropicalBelieving the worst of human nature and motives
doubting, questioning, skeptical, scepticalmarked by or given to doubt
jealous, green-eyed, overjealoussuspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting, waryopenly distrustful and unwilling to confide
misogynic(used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women
oversuspiciousunduly suspicious
See alsoincredulousnot disposed or willing to believe
Oppositetrustful, trustingInclined to believe or confide readily
Spanishdesconfiado, receloso
Nounsdistrustfulnessthe trait of not trusting others
Adverbsdistrustfullywith distrust

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