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English definition of “mistrust”

mistrust

verb [T]     /ˌmɪsˈtrʌst/
to have doubts about the honesty or abilities of someone: I've always mistrusted politicians .Trusting and not trusting mistrust     noun [U] There is still considerable mistrust between the management and the workforce .Trusting and not trusting mistrustful     /-fəl/ adjective Voters are bound to be mistrustful of a government that has broken so many promises .Trusting and not trusting mistrustfully     /-fəl.i/ adverb Trusting and not trusting
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