Definition of Mistrustful

1. Adjective. Openly distrustful and unwilling to confide.

Exact synonyms: Leery, Suspicious, Untrusting, Wary
Similar to: Distrustful
Derivative terms: Leer, Suspicion, Suspiciousness, Wariness



Definition of Mistrustful

1. a. Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings.

Definition of Mistrustful

1. Adjective. Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mistrustful

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Mistrustful

1. Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings. "Their light blown out in some mistrustful wood." (Shak) Mistrust"fully, Mistrust"fulness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mistrustful

mistressless
mistressship
mistressships
mistrial
mistrials
mistris
mistrist
mistrow
mistrowed
mistrowing
mistrows
mistrust
mistrusted
mistruster
mistrusters
mistrustful (current term)
mistrustfully
mistrustfulness
mistrusting
mistrustingly
mistrustless
mistrusts
mistruth
mistruthful
mistruths
mistryst
mistrysted
mistrysting
mistrysts
mists

Literary usage of Mistrustful

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1. Your Problems and Mine in the Guidance of Youth: A Casebook for Teachers and by John Kay Stableton (1922)
"... CHAPTER VIII mistrustful OF PARENTS AND HOME FRIENDS Often boys of this age become mistrustful of their parents and family friends, and seek some other ..."

2. History of the Expedition to Russia Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon, in by Philippe-Paul Ségur (1825)
"What rendered us more mistrustful of the character of the negotiator was, that the negotiation appeared to have no character, unless it were that of great ..."

3. Walker's Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English by John Walker (1823)
"diffidence, suspicion Mistrust, mis-trial. ». a. to suspect, to doubt mistrustful, mis-tristful, a. diffident,doubting ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"I hold it cowardice To rest mistrustful where a noble heart Hath pawn'd an open hand in ... The state or quality of being mistrustful; suspicion ; doubt. ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... mistrustful is usually used with of when t takes a preposition: . . . mistrustful of having made a mistake in his late demonstrations —Charles Dickens, ..."

6. The Book Lover: A Magazine of Book Lore (1900)
"I, who am not apt to be mistrustful of anybody, and should be a miraculous monster if I began ... Only not mistrustful. You could not mean to judge me so. ..."

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