mistrustless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mistrust +‎ -less.

Adjective[edit]

mistrustless (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Without mistrust or suspicion; trusting, unsuspecting. [16th–20th c.]
    • 1634, William Wood, New Englands Prospect, I:
      [T]he Geeſe ſeeing this counterfet Gooſe, approach nigh to viſit him, who with a ſuddaine jerke apprehends his miſtruſtleſſe prey.
    • 1770, Oliver Goldsmith, ‘The Deserted Village’:
      The ſwain miſtruſtleſs of his ſmutted face, / While ſecret laughter tittered round the place […].