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  • adj. Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having mistrust; wanting trust or confidence; suspicious; doubting: as, a mistrustful spirit.

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

  • adj. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide


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  • My friend is not 'mistrustful' of me, no, because she don't fear I shall make mainprize of the stray cloaks and umbrellas down-stairs, or turn an article for _Colburn's_ on her sayings and doings up-stairs, -- but spite of that, she does mistrust ... _so_ mistrust my common sense, -- nay, uncommon and dramatic-poet's sense, if I am put on asserting it!

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  • I ussually just don't say anything, sit there and continue to think these "mistrustful" thoughts.

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  • The ministers, deeply mistrustful of Greek political leaders after nearly two years of missed milestones, also asked for a written commitment from the main Greek political parties to support the program.

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  • They are more alike than different and when you see them, you're less likely to be mistrustful or wary of other cultures.

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  • While the jury is still out on whether the mistrustful governments can agree on the fine print, the new proposals for the first time constitute a Greek debt reduction programme that could supply the foundations for economic recovery.

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  • TRUST is the most important part of a relationship, you have to trust in the other person and not be jealous and mistrustful of their friendships with others

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  • The unilateral strike has dangerously unhinged a 60-year-old partnership between the two nations, leaving the Pakistanis embarrassed and resentful and the Americans even more mistrustful of their supposed allies.

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  • Many protesters have grown mistrustful of the military, accusing it of dragging its feet in bringing former regime officials to trial.

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  • In another case, a mistrustful hospital executive demanded written pledges that his company's patient information wouldn't be used in setting the patients' insurance rates.

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  • It's not that my generation has grown complacent; it's that we have a reason to be mistrustful.

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