What does the word mistrust mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To doubt; suspect.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Mistrustful.

  • Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: noun

  • Lack of trust; suspicion.

Usage examples for mistrust

  1. But the two were too good friends to quarrel, and moreover, each knew the other too well to mistrust him for a minute. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  2. Men should therefore mistrust their own perceptive faculties and notions and should obey the inspired legislator Muhammad, who loving them better than they love themselves, and knowing better than they do what is truly useful, has revealed both what they ought to believe and what they ought to do. – The Faith of Islam by Edward Sell
  3. Your mistrust keeps rising to the surface; you can't rid yourself of the suspicion that at the bottom of all things she is hard and cruel, and you would be immensely relieved if some one should persuade you that your suspicion is right. – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James