mistrust


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Synonyms for mistrust

Synonyms for mistrust

lack of trust

to lack trust or confidence in

to be uncertain, disbelieving, or skeptical about

Synonyms for mistrust

the trait of not trusting others

regard as untrustworthy

References in classic literature ?
Gradgrind, slowly, and with hesitation, as well as with a wretched sense of happiness, 'if I see reason to mistrust myself for the past, Louisa, I should also mistrust myself for the present and the future.
I have not supposed so; but, as I have said, I mistrust myself now.
Haven't I told you of the sudden cessation of the war alarm in Japan, when once she was assured, by means which she could not mistrust, that it was not the intention of the American nation to make war upon her?
I am again on the same errand," Raskolnikov continued, a little disconcerted and surprised at the old woman's mistrust. "Perhaps she is always like that though, only I did not notice it the other time," he thought with an uneasy feeling.
But no one shared his enjoyment: his silent companion looked with positive hostility and mistrust at all these manifestations.
I mistrust he lost his grip in a gale we f'und there.
And after the manner of the average man, whose ambition is to command events, he began to mistrust such a gratuitous and accidental success - just because it seemed forced upon him.
No doubt that from ignorance he exaggerated to himself its power for good and evil - especially for evil; and the rough east winds of the English spring (which agreed with his wife) augmented his general mistrust of men's motives and of the efficiency of their organisation.
And now this pleasurable sensation went out of him with something resembling a physical shock, and was replaced by a special kind of interest in his work of social protection - an improper sort of interest, which may be defined best as a sudden and alert mistrust of the weapon in his hand.
It is well known how violent the king's prejudices were against the queen, and how carefully these prejudices were kept up by the cardinal, who in affairs of intrigue mistrusted women infinitely more than men.
But there are more fundamental reasons for our insecurities that have nothing to do with technology, but a deep-seated mistrust in a government which doesn't quite seem to have our well-being at the top of its list.
Understanding Arabs is very strongly recommended reading to all westerners for its definitive description of the Arab culture and debunking of the cultural misconceptions held by so many Americans which has resulted such mistrust of a greatly misunderstood and underappreciated Islamic culture.
There were many questions about PPMH's finances and unsolicited media attention, all with a flavor of mistrust. The barriers in obtaining a financial commitment from the proposed collaboration seemed to stem from two main points:
Despite their quarrels and mistrust of each other, they do find Merlin.
Mistrust towards China remains a challenge in the developing Philippine-China relations, a ranking Chinese diplomat said on Friday.