Distrust and Trust


Distrust noun - A feeling or attitude that one does not know the truth, truthfulness, or trustworthiness of someone or something.
Usage example: the psychic's bold claims were greeted with distrust and outright scorn

Trust is an antonym for distrust in topics: suspect, suspicion, confidence, skeptical of, lack of faith in something.


Trust noun - Firm belief in the integrity, ability, effectiveness, or genuineness of someone or something.
Usage example: a relationship of mutual trust between lawyer and client

Distrust is an antonym for trust in topics: responsibility, believe, trustworthy, large company, give to for safekeeping.

How words are described

human human distrust human trust
public public distrust public trust
complete complete distrust complete trust
instant instant distrust instant trust
Other adjectives: total, deep, open, severe, increased, extreme, great, huge, little, inherent, general, mutual, further, growing, utmost, perceived.

Common collocations

character distrust character trust character
man distrust man trust man
woman distrust woman trust woman
people distrust people trust people
Other words: men, someone, police, doctor, humans, friends, members, strangers, aliens, adults.

Both words in one sentence

  • She encourages The Exile to distrust people, even herself, you even gain influence with her (that oddly works as "trust" for everyone else) if you say you don't trust her.
  • Angst? What Angst? Of course, Annie's odd choices in who to trust and who to distrust were a well-established character trait by that point.
  • They were right to distrust him at first, but he instantly gained their trust by casually handing Mjolnir to Thor.
    Source: The Paragon
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