AskDefine | Define distrustful

Dictionary Definition

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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English

Etymology

From distrust + ''-ful.

Adjective

  1. Marked by distrust; doubtful; suspicious.
  2. Causing or giving rise to distrust.

Translations

marked by distrust; doubtful; suspicious

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