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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Distrustful  \Dis*trust"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Not  confident;  diffident;  wanting  confidence  or  thrust; 
  modest;  as  distrustful  of  ourselves  of  one's  powers. 
 
  Distrustful  sense  with  modest  caution  speaks. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  Apt  to  distrust;  suspicious;  mistrustful.  --Boyle.  -- 
  {Dis*trust"ful*ly},  adv  --  {Dis*trust"ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  distrustful 
  adj  1:  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}] 
  2:  incredulous  by  virtue  of  distrust 




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