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adjective as in disbelieving

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For her part, Cooper felt so distrustful of men in the business world after her experience that she now says she wants to hire only women for her Spotify team.

From Time

He said that the lawsuit by the Smiths was “beyond frivolous,” and that the lies told by their attorneys makes him distrustful of anything they put into the court record.

A generation disillusioned and distrustful of the “American Dream” hungered for edgier material than the old-fashioned fare enjoyed by their parents.

“Instead of developing the tools and ethos of engaged citizens, they learn to stay quiet, make no demands, and be wary and distrustful of political authorities,” Lerman and Weaver write.

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Duterte’s war on drugs has claimed the lives of two of her sons and the loss has made Rivera deeply distrustful of the authorities.

From Time

Writing—the next movie, the labels—is a sensible thing for a man grown distrustful of the camera to do.

“Dead” was the operative word for Sinatra, that most distrustful of all superstars.

A lifetime of abuse had left him distrustful of all humans, and McKeever sought to make himself an exception.

He also found the president and vice president to be unnecessarily distrustful of the military.

Treviño Morales was distrustful of everyone—except his brother Omar, Z-42—and slept inside his car.

Who is in a decrepit age, and that is in care about all things, and to the distrustful that loseth patience!

The hostility with which he regarded this group of composers had its origin in his distrustful attitude towards society generally.

Although exempt from concupiscence and "full of grace," she was so distrustful of herself as if she were in continual danger.

Miss Alison Mildmay was severe, but she was not distrustful or suspicious, and the candour of the two girls was unmistakable.

Long study and retirement from the busy haunts of men have made him self-distrustful.


On this page you'll find 45 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distrustful, such as: cautious, doubtful, dubious, fearful, jealous, and leery.

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