Definition of “distrust” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “distrust” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“distrust” in American English

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distrustnoun [ U ]

us /dɪsˈtrʌst/

lack of trust or confidence:

Many Americans have a deep distrust of advertising.
distrust
verb [ T ] us /dɪsˈtrʌst/

According to this history book, John Adams, the second US president, hated and distrusted Britain.
distrustful
adjective us /dɪsˈtrʌst·fəl/

(Definition of “distrust” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)