mistrust

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mistrust regard as untrustworthy; regard with suspicion; have no faith or confidence in
    • n mistrust the trait of not trusting others
    • n mistrust doubt about someone's honesty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mistrust To forebode as near, or likely to occur; to surmise. "By a divine instinct, men's minds mistrust Ensuing dangers."
    • Mistrust To regard with jealousy or suspicion; to suspect; to doubt the integrity of; to distrust. "I will never mistrust my wife again."
    • n Mistrust Want of confidence or trust; suspicion; distrust.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mistrust Lack of trust or confidence; suspicion.
    • mistrust To suspect; doubt; regard with suspicion or jealousy.
    • mistrust To suspect; apprehend: said of a fact or circumstance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mistrust mis-trust′ want of trust or confidence
    • v.t Mistrust to regard with suspicion: to doubt
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Quotations

  • Dorothy Nevill
    Dorothy Nevill
    “The commercial class has always mistrusted verbal brilliancy and wit, deeming such qualities, perhaps with some justice, frivolous and unprofitable.”
  • Edgar Quinet
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    “I mistrust the satisfaction which makes a display of the possession of Infinity; that is called fatuity in philosophic terms.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.”
  • Albert Schweitzer
    Albert%20Schweitzer
    “Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    “Mistrust the person who finds everything good, and the person who finds everything evil, and mistrust even more the person who is indifferent to everything.”

Usage

In literature:

Burton, however, mistrusted the lady from the first.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
Personally I often mistrusted his judgment, but I followed him with an eager delight.
"At Large" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I use him, mistrust him, watch him, and would fear him under certain conditions.
"The River's End" by James Oliver Curwood
I do not mistrust the future.
"U.S. Presidential Inaugural Addresses" by Various
At this he drew back his foot, but remained mistrustfully in the very doorway.
"Lord Jim" by Joseph Conrad
Also long experience taught him great mistrust of the evidence of informers, who had a money interest in the conviction of the accused.
"Lysbeth" by H. Rider Haggard
This evil woman, I find, mistrusts me much.
"Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded" by Samuel Richardson
Because the fellow mistrusted his guests; or was it because he mistrusted her?
"Victory" by Joseph Conrad
So Mistrust and Timorous ran down the hill and Christian went on his way.
"The Pilgrim's Progress in Words of One Syllable" by Mary Godolphin
His terrible eyes watched Otrepiev mistrustfully.
"The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series" by Rafael Sabatini
All this is helping on our national pessimism and self-mistrust.
"Imaginations and Reveries" by (A.E.) George William Russell
Now, they could no longer kill him, and she let people approach without mistrust.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
Mistrust him when you see him gliding by in his shabby old cassock, with the flabby wrinkled face of a devout old maid.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Mistrust him when you see him gliding by in his shabby old cassock, with the flabby wrinkled face of a devout old maid.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
She must be an infidel against all reason and appearances, if I do not banish even the shadow of mistrust from her heart.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
I gave you, in my long letter of Wednesday and Thursday last, reasons why you ought to mistrust that specious Tomlinson.
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
How have I made forfeit of your love; for what sin do you mistrust my honour?
"French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France" by Marie de France
Louis mistrusted the traitor, and sent Charles notice of the offers made by Campo-Basso.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He mistrusted, he hated, he feared them as much as ever, but toward Tyope personally he felt differently.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I heard a man who was a banker once say that he always mistrusted the man who would not take a vacation.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
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In poetry:

When weary in the Christian race,
Far off appears my resting place,
And, fainting, I mistrust Thy grace,
Then, Savior, plead for me.
"O Thou, the contrite sinner’s Friend," by Charlotte Elliott
He called me "thief" the other day,
And daily from his door he thrusts me;
Much more of this, and soon I may
Begin to think that BROWN mistrusts me.
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Mistrust me not, though some there be
That fain would spot my steadfastness;
Believe them not, since that we see
The proof is not as they express.
Mistrust me not.
"Disdain Me Not" by Thomas Wyatt
Will the storm hear the sailor's piteous cry,
Taught so mistrust, too late, the tempting wave,
When all around he sees but sea and sky,
A God in anger, a self-chosen grave?
"Second Sunday In Lent" by John Keble
Till out strode Gismond; then I knew
That I was saved. I never met
His face before, but, at first view,
I felt quite sure that God had set
Himself to Satan; would who spend
A minute's mistrust on the end?
"Count Gismond--Aix in Provence" by Robert Browning
The sadness which might have awaked suspicion or mistrust,
Was of the spells she swayed him by, the dearest and the first,—
He deemed it but the token of a timid gentle heart,
That ever kept from needless show or noisy mirth apart.
"The Young Greek Odalisque" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon

In news:

Despite levels of mistrust , media can be a force for good.
Wordes' mistrust of government made finale inevitable.
Arrests Sow Mistrust Inside a Clan of Hackers.
The Mysterious Plane Crash That Explains U.S.-Egypt Mistrust .
Mistrust , mistakes led to Pakistani deaths.
'Attawapiskat syndrome' blamed for Ontario First Nations' mistrust of inspections: documents.
EU Survey Shows 'Perception of Mistrust ' for Industry.
With an Obama victory, Wall Street pivots to plan B. Deportation Program Sows Mistrust , US Is Told.
Deportation Program Sows Mistrust , US Is Told.
Growing mistrust among European banks.
Culture of mistrust behind SPD's woes.
Broken promises foster mistrust of state lawmakers.
In Nuclear Crisis, Crippling Mistrust .
Obama, Medvedev work to overcome nations' mistrust .
Obama's AIPAC comments can't conceal mutual mistrust , say Israeli analysts.
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In science:

As I mistrust all the published host-galaxy identifications, I asked Eli Waxman (2003), the reviewer in Nature of the strongly polarized (!) burst GRB021206, to tell me the best case of a host-galaxy identification.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: their Sources
You will understand that I mistrust all the 20 ‘host galaxies’ discussed by Bloom et al (20002) and by Masetti et al (2003), which contain GRB970508 as their best case.
Gamma-Ray Bursts: their Sources
Having said this, I am somewhat mistrustful of assertions that one mechanism will fit all jets.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Recall from the previous section that the unmodified test is oversized when the sample is small (here, n = 15), which leads us to mistrust the inference delivered by the likelihood ratio test.
Improved Likelihood Inference in Birnbaum-Saunders Regressions
There are reasons to mistrust this apparent abundance anomaly.
X-ray spectroscopy of NGC 5548
In spite of the evidence brought by the “ Kp,1 Theorem ” of , which solves the hyperelliptic case (among other things), after having formulated the gonality conjecture, Green and Lazarsfeld shown their mistrust of the statement they had just made.
Green-Lazarsfeld's Conjecture for Generic Curves of Large Gonality
Recall that our simulation results indicated that the likelihood ratio and Wald tests are markedly liberal in small samples (here, n = 15), which leads us to mistrust the inference delivered by the likelihood ratio and Wald tests.
Size and power properties of some tests in the Birnbaum-Saunders regression model
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