From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdistrustdis‧trust1 /dɪsˈtrʌst/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] TRUSTa feeling that you cannot trust someone → mistrust Local people regard the police with suspicion and distrust.distrust of Dylan’s deep distrust of journalists made him difficult to interview. —distrustful adjective
Examples from the Corpusdistrust• This is how markets operate the world over, but distrust of Billingsgate's dealing seems to be a problem.• The setback reflects the deep distrust between the two sides.• As a result, perhaps, her distrust of the Washington establishment, and the news media in particular, is palpable.• Until then there can be only more distrust, hatred and violence.• Families are about love and trust; law is the guarantor of distrust.• It is more a gut feeling-a visceral distrust of foreigners.• Many people regard politicians with distrust.deep distrust• In consequence, there has arisen a deep distrust of sentences and, of the grammar they exemplify.• But a deep distrust of government by many lawmakers almost ensures a modest response, or none at all.• There was then a deep distrust throughout the party. as Law discovered in 1920: Bonar addressed a mass meeting.• Despite the apparent goodwill, deep distrust was reported to remain among the factions.• The resulting deep distrust provoked by social surfaces leaves Chandler unimpressed by anything as literal as an economic recovery.• The setback reflects the deep distrust between the two sides.distrustdistrust2 ●○○ verb [transitive] TRUSTto not trust someone or something OPP trust She had every reason to distrust him.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusdistrust• Stone already distrusted anyone outside the mortgage department.• He distrusts banks.• Although Hampden Babylon will be distrusted by managers, administrators, footballers and agents, it has been written from inside football.• Mythic images may be the ones to distrust most.• He had always distrusted people with eyes that colour, unreasonably no doubt.• Modigliani's profound humanism and pessimism made him distrust political systems.• At first I distrust this seeming complicity with the police.• The absurdity of describing a nationality she distrusted to a man she knew she loathed struck her at once.