Confidence and Mistrust


Confidence noun - A state of mind in which one is free from doubt.
Usage example: the confidence with which the game show contestant answered every question

Mistrust is an antonym for confidence in topics: trust, doubt.


Mistrust noun - A feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something.
Usage example: had an unfortunate mistrust of doctors, so her medical condition was allowed to worsen

Confidence is an antonym for mistrust in doubtfulness topic.

How words are described

public public confidence public mistrust
complete complete confidence complete mistrust
initial initial confidence initial mistrust
actual actual confidence actual mistrust
Other adjectives: quiet, absolute, growing, resulting.

Both words in one sentence

  • In the throes of rebellion, this caused all disloyal parties to gradually erode into insignificance by planting mistrust and diminishing confidence.
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