distrust

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dis- +‎ trust, alteration of the earlier term wantrust.

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distrust ‎(uncountable)

  1. Lack of trust or confidence.

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distrust ‎(third-person singular simple present distrusts, present participle distrusting, simple past and past participle distrusted)

  1. To put no trust in; to have no confidence in.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Game of Thrones
      Lord Baelish, perhaps I was wrong to distrust you. — Distrusting me was the wisest thing you've done since you climbed off your horse.

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