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Definition of mistrust noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. a feeling that you cannot trust someone or something synonym suspicion a climate of mistrust and fear She has a deep mistrust of strangers. There is considerable suspicion and mistrust between the two sides.
  2. mistrustful
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  3. NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtrʌstfl//
    adjective mistrustful (of somebody/something) Some people are very mistrustful of computers. Since the accident he has become withdrawn and mistrustful.
  4. mistrustfully
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  5. NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtrʌstfəli//
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mistrust

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