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distrust

noun [U] uk   /dɪˈstrʌst/ us  
the feeling of not trusting someone or something: The two groups have existed in a state of mutual distrust for centuries. She has a (deep) distrust of journalists.Trusting and not trusting
distrustful
adjective uk   /-fəl/ us  
Trusting and not trusting

distrust

verb [T] uk   /dɪˈstrʌst/ us  
to not trust someone or something: In spite of its election success, the government is still deeply distrusted on key issues.Trusting and not trusting
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