- Distrust is defined as a lack of trust or confidence.
An example of distrust is when you don't believe the story your child told you about how he crashed the car.
- The definition of distrust is to have doubt or suspicion.
An example of distrust with when you treat all lawyers with suspicion because you don't think they charge fair prices.
transitive verbdis·trust·ed, dis·trust·ing, dis·trusts
- Lack of trust or confidence.
(third-person singular simple present distrusts, present participle distrusting, simple past and past participle distrusted)
dis- + trust
- He hasn't given us any reason to distrust him.
- I had no reason to distrust you.
- But, he decided, he had no reason to distrust the man.
- Increasing rates of distrust of government.
- Have seen it is by Kant, in his distrust of our ability and right to pass beyond the empirical sphere.