- I(Roget's IV) modif.Syn. distrusting, doubting, wary, skeptical; see suspicious 1 .II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.doubting, questioning, skeptical, cynical, suspicious, disbelieving, leery, wary, incredulous.ANT.: trusting, gullibleIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking trust or confidence: doubting, leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting. See TRUST.
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Distrustful — Dis*trust ful, a. 1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one s powers. [1913 Webster] Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks. Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to distrust; suspicious;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
distrustful — [dis trust′fəl] adj. distrusting; doubting distrustful of suspicious of; having no confidence in distrustfully adv. distrustfulness n … English World dictionary
distrustful — index cynical, doubtful, inconvincible, incredulous, jealous, leery, pessimistic, resentful, skeptical … Law dictionary
distrustful — [adj] disbelieving been hit before*, cagey, cautious, chary, cynical, doubtful, doubting, dubious, fearful, jealous, leery, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uneasy, uptight, wary; concepts 403,542 Ant. assured, believing, certain, faithful,… … New thesaurus
distrustful — [[t]dɪ̱strʌ̱stfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ of n If you are distrustful of someone or something, you think that they are not honest, reliable, or safe. Voters are deeply distrustful of all politicians... The older you get the more… … English dictionary
distrustful — adjective having or showing distrust 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 • Ant: ↑trustful •… … Useful english dictionary
distrustful — dis|trust|ful [ dıs trʌstfəl ] adjective a distrustful person does not trust a particular person or thing or people in general: They were profoundly distrustful of anything new. ╾ dis|trust|ful|ly adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
distrustful — UK [dɪsˈtrʌstf(ə)l] / US [dɪsˈtrʌstfəl] adjective a distrustful person does not trust a particular person or thing or people in general They were profoundly distrustful of anything new. Derived word: distrustfully adverb … English dictionary
distrustful — distrustfully, adv. distrustfulness, n. /dis trust feuhl/, adj. unable or unwilling to trust; doubtful; suspicious: An alert scientist is distrustful of coincidences. [1585 95; DISTRUST + FUL] * * * … Universalium
distrustful — adj. distrustful of * * * [dɪs trʌstf(ə)l] distrustfulof … Combinatory dictionary
distrustful of — feeling or showing distrust. → distrustful … English new terms dictionary