Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Lack of trust or confidence.
  • transitive v. To have no confidence in.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lack of trust or confidence.
  • v. To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. 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.
  • n. Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; lack of confidence, faith, or reliance
  • n. Suspicion of evil designs.
  • n. State of being suspected; loss of trust.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Absence of trust; doubt or suspicion; want of confidence, faith, or reliance: as, to listen with distrust; to look upon a project with distrust.
  • n. Discredit; loss of credit or confidence
  • To withhold trust or confidence from; doubt or suspect; refuse to confide in, rely upon, or give credence to: as, to distrust a man's veracity; I distrust his intentions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. doubt about someone's honesty
  • v. regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
  • n. the trait of not trusting others

Etymologies

From dis- + trust (Wiktionary)

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