Definition of mistrust noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈtrʌst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈtrʌst//
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[uncountable, singular] a feeling that you cannot trust somebody/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.Extra examples Corruption creates an climate of mistrust towards authority. His experience left him with a mistrust of banks. The incident has increased workers’ mistrust in the management. There is suspicion and mistrust between immigrants and the police. The attacks have created a climate of mistrust and fear in the country. a climate/​an atmosphere of fear/​suspicion and mistrust
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