Your foreign laugh
Is loaded with barefoot innocence, I...
I must remember
You are all pretense.

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Dis*trust" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distrusted; p. pr. & vb. n. Distrusting.] [Cf. Mistrust.]

To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.

Not distrusting my health. 2 Mac. ix. 22.

To distrust the justice of your cause. Dryden.

He that requireth the oath doth distrust that other. Udall.

Of all afraid, Distrusting all, a wise, suspicious maid. Collins.

Mistrust has been almost wholly driven out by distrust.

T. L. K. Oliphant.


© Webster 1913.

Dis*trust", n.


Doubt of sufficiency, reality, or sincerity; want of confidence, faith, or reliance; as, distrust of one's power, authority, will, purposes, schemes, etc.


Suspicion of evil designs.

Alienation and distrust . . . are the growth of false principles. D. Webster.


State of being suspected; loss of trust.



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