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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distrust  \Dis*trust"\,  n. 
  1.  Doubt  of  sufficiency,  reality,  or  sincerity;  want  of 
  confidence,  faith,  or  reliance;  as  distrust  of  one's 
  power,  authority,  will  purposes,  schemes,  etc 
 
  2.  Suspicion  of  evil  designs. 
 
  Alienation  and  distrust  .  .  .  are  the  growth  of 
  false  principles.  --D.  Webster. 
 
  3.  State  of  being  suspected;  loss  of  trust.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distrust  \Dis*trust"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Distrusted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Distrusting}.]  [Cf.  {Mistrust}.] 
  To  feel  absence  of  trust  in  not  to  confide  in  or  rely  upon 
  to  deem  of  questionable  sufficiency  or  reality;  to  doubt;  to 
  be  suspicious  of  to  mistrust. 
 
  Not  distrusting  my  health.  --2  Mac.  ix 
  22. 
 
  To  distrust  the  justice  of  your  cause  --Dryden. 
 
  He  that  requireth  the  oath  doth  distrust  that  other 
  --Udall. 
 
  Of  all  afraid,  Distrusting  all  a  wise,  suspicious 
  maid.  --Collins. 
 
  Note:  Mistrust  has  been  almost  wholly  driven  out  by  distrust. 
  --T.  L.  K.  Oliphant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distrust 
  n  1:  doubt  about  someone's  honesty  [syn:  {misgiving},  {mistrust}, 
  {suspicion}] 
  2:  the  trait  of  not  trusting  others  [syn:  {distrustfulness},  {mistrust}] 
  [ant:  {trust}] 
  v  1:  regard  as  untrustworthy;  regard  with  suspicion;  have  no 
  faith  or  confidence  in  [syn:  {mistrust},  {suspect}] 
  [ant:  {trust}] 
  2:  suspect  to  be  false;  "I  distrust  that  man"  [syn:  {suspect}, 
  {doubt}] 




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