Definition of Distrustful

1. Adjective. Having or showing distrust. "Vigilant and distrustful superintendence"




Definition of Distrustful

1. a. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.

Definition of Distrustful

1. Adjective. Marked by distrust; doubtful; suspicious. ¹

2. Adjective. Causing or giving rise to distrust. ¹

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Definition of Distrustful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distrustful

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Literary usage of Distrustful

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"Park, this pretty monkey, with a red chest and belly, and slim tail, was very timid, but it liked to be petted by the keeper, being somewhat distrustful of ..."

2. The Growth of British Policy: An Historical Essay by John Robert Seeley (1895)
"It was jealous and distrustful of France; it was unwilling to see Antwerp fall into French hands. Public opinion therefore wished to see the progress of ..."

3. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777-1795, 1801 by George Clinton, New York (State). Governor, 1801-1804 (George Clinton), Hugh Hastings, James Austin Holden, New York (State). State Historian (1900)
"[To General James Clinton.] [No. 1380.] AGAIN THE FLAG QUESTION. Governor Clinton distrustful of Women Who Apply for Them and in a ..."

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