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distrust

noun [U or S] uk   us   /dɪˈstrʌst/
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 the media.
distrustful
adjective uk   us   /-fəl/

distrust

verb [T] uk   us   /dɪˈstrʌst/
to not trust someone or something: Many politicians are deeply distrusted by the electorate.
Translations of “distrust”
in Vietnamese sự không tin cậy…
in Spanish desconfianza…
in Thai ความคลางแคลงใจ…
in Malaysian disyaki…
in French méfiance…
in German das Mißtrauen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不信任,不相信,懷疑…
in Indonesian kecurigaan…
in Russian недоверие…
in Turkish güvenmemek, itimat etmemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不信任,不相信,怀疑…
in Polish nieufność, podejrzliwość…
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