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The increasing mistrust between the Arab-Muslim peoples and the western world is rooted in the conflict in Palestine.
Ismail Haniyeh

Meaning of "mistrust" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MISTRUST

mistrust  [ˌmɪsˈtrʌst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MISTRUST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mistrust is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mistrust in English.

WHAT DOES MISTRUST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Distrust

Distrust is a formal way of not trusting any one party too much in a situation of grave risk or deep doubt. It is commonly expressed in civics as a division or balance of powers, or in politics as means of validating treaty terms. Systems based on distrust simply divide the responsibility so that checks and balances can operate. The phrase "Trust, but verify" refers specifically to distrust. An electoral system or adversarial process inevitably is based on distrust, but not on mistrust. Parties compete in the system, but they do not compete to subvert the system itself, or gain bad faith advantage through it - if they do they are easily caught by the others. Of course much mistrust does exist between parties, and it is exactly this which motivates putting in place a formal system of distrust. Diplomatic protocol for instance, which applies between states, relies on such means as formal disapproval which in effect say "we do not trust that person". It also tends to rely on a strict etiquette - distrusting each person's habits to signal their intent, and instead relying on a global standard for behaviour in sensitive social settings.

Definition of mistrust in the English dictionary

The definition of mistrust in the dictionary is to have doubts or suspicions about. Other definition of mistrust is distrust.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MISTRUST

PRESENT

Present
I mistrust
you mistrust
he/she/it mistrusts
we mistrust
you mistrust
they mistrust
Present continuous
I am mistrusting
you are mistrusting
he/she/it is mistrusting
we are mistrusting
you are mistrusting
they are mistrusting
Present perfect
I have mistrusted
you have mistrusted
he/she/it has mistrusted
we have mistrusted
you have mistrusted
they have mistrusted
Present perfect continuous
I have been mistrusting
you have been mistrusting
he/she/it has been mistrusting
we have been mistrusting
you have been mistrusting
they have been mistrusting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I mistrusted
you mistrusted
he/she/it mistrusted
we mistrusted
you mistrusted
they mistrusted
Past continuous
I was mistrusting
you were mistrusting
he/she/it was mistrusting
we were mistrusting
you were mistrusting
they were mistrusting
Past perfect
I had mistrusted
you had mistrusted
he/she/it had mistrusted
we had mistrusted
you had mistrusted
they had mistrusted
Past perfect continuous
I had been mistrusting
you had been mistrusting
he/she/it had been mistrusting
we had been mistrusting
you had been mistrusting
they had been mistrusting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mistrust
you will mistrust
he/she/it will mistrust
we will mistrust
you will mistrust
they will mistrust
Future continuous
I will be mistrusting
you will be mistrusting
he/she/it will be mistrusting
we will be mistrusting
you will be mistrusting
they will be mistrusting
Future perfect
I will have mistrusted
you will have mistrusted
he/she/it will have mistrusted
we will have mistrusted
you will have mistrusted
they will have mistrusted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been mistrusting
you will have been mistrusting
he/she/it will have been mistrusting
we will have been mistrusting
you will have been mistrusting
they will have been mistrusting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mistrust
you would mistrust
he/she/it would mistrust
we would mistrust
you would mistrust
they would mistrust
Conditional continuous
I would be mistrusting
you would be mistrusting
he/she/it would be mistrusting
we would be mistrusting
you would be mistrusting
they would be mistrusting
Conditional perfect
I would have mistrust
you would have mistrust
he/she/it would have mistrust
we would have mistrust
you would have mistrust
they would have mistrust
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been mistrusting
you would have been mistrusting
he/she/it would have been mistrusting
we would have been mistrusting
you would have been mistrusting
they would have been mistrusting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mistrust
we let´s mistrust
you mistrust
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mistrust
Past participle
mistrusted
Present Participle
mistrusting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MISTRUST


antirust
ˌæntɪˈrʌst
antitrust
ˌæntɪˈtrʌst
becrust
bɪˈkrʌst
crust
krʌst
distrust
dɪsˈtrʌst
encrust
ɪnˈkrʌst
entrust
ɪnˈtrʌst
frust
frʌst
incrust
ɪnˈkrʌst
intrust
ɪnˈtrʌst
overthrust
ˈəʊvəˌθrʌst
overtrust
ˌəʊvəˈtrʌst
piecrust
ˈpaɪkrʌst
rust
rʌst
thrust
θrʌst
trust
trʌst
unitrust
ˈjuːnɪˌtrʌst
untrust
ʌnˈtrʌst
upper-crust
ˈʌpəˌkrʌst
upthrust
ˈʌpˌθrʌst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MISTRUST

mistral
mistranscribe
mistranslate
mistranslation
mistrayned
mistreading
mistreat
mistreatment
mistress
Mistress of the Robes
mistressless
mistressly
mistrial
mistrustful
mistrustfully
mistrustfulness
mistrustingly
mistrustless
mistruth
mistryst

WORDS THAT END LIKE MISTRUST

abdominal thrust
black rust
blind trust
blister rust
brain trust
brains trust
breach of trust
charitable trust
Civic Trust
closed-end trust
continental crust
cut and thrust
discretionary trust
Historic Places Trust
investment trust
National Trust
squat thrust
unit trust
upper crust
wheat rust

Synonyms and antonyms of mistrust in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MISTRUST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mistrust» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mistrust

Translation of «mistrust» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MISTRUST

Find out the translation of mistrust to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mistrust from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mistrust» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

不信任
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desconfianza
570 millions of speakers

English

mistrust
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अविश्वास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عدم الثقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

недоверие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

falta de confiança
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবিশ্বাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méfiance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketidakpercayaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Misstrauen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不信
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불신
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mistrust
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghi ngờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவநம்பிக்கையை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अविश्वास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

güvensizlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diffidenza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieufność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

недовіру
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

neîncredere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δυσπιστία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wantroue
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

misstro
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mistillit
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mistrust

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MISTRUST»

The term «mistrust» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.307 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of mistrust
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MISTRUST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mistrust» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mistrust» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mistrust

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10 QUOTES WITH «MISTRUST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mistrust.
1
Kurt Andersen
The mistrust of government that blossomed in the late '60s has become a chronic and in some ways pathological condition.
2
William Collins
Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
3
Denholm Elliott
I always think instinct is more interesting than anything you can think up. I mistrust and am rather bored with actors who are of the Stanislavski school who think about detail.
4
Jasmine Guy
If black people mistrust white people, they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate.
5
Gary Hamel
Trust is not simply a matter of truthfulness, or even constancy. It is also a matter of amity and goodwill. We trust those who have our best interests at heart, and mistrust those who seem deaf to our concerns.
6
Ismail Haniyeh
The increasing mistrust between the Arab-Muslim peoples and the western world is rooted in the conflict in Palestine.
7
Karan Johar
Legal documents have mistrust written all over them. It's unfortunate, but the human DNA is so tuned to kind of taking you for granted that we tend to protect ourselves legally. That's why I don't read them as, if I read them, I will go soft. To me, the human relationship is far more important than the professional bond I share with anyone.
8
Joseph Joubert
We must respect the past, and mistrust the present, if we wish to provide for the safety of the future.
9
Ivan Krastev
Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.
10
Johann Kaspar Lavater
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.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MISTRUST»

Discover the use of mistrust in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mistrust and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Anatomy of Mistrust: U.S.-Soviet Relations During the Cold War
Synthesizing different understandings of trust and mistrust from the theoretical traditions of economics, psychology, and game theory, Larson analyzes five cases that might have been turning points in U.S.-Soviet relations.
Deborah Welch Larson, 2000
2
Trust and Mistrust in International Relations
In this groundbreaking book, Andrew Kydd develops a theory of trust in international relations and applies it to the Cold War.
Andrew H. Kydd, 2005
3
Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics
A widely respected authority on national politics explores the world of post-Watergate Washington and provides the essential details to understand how government has become paralyzed by endless hearings and investigations.
Suzanne Garment, 1991
4
Racial Identity and Cultural Mistrust as Predictors of ...
The purpose of this study was to acquire information directly from African American men who are enrolled at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as Historically White Universities (HWIs) about experiences that can ...
Shaka A. Moustafa-I, 2006
5
Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Savile Scandal
This is a work of public sociology that seeks to explore the social dimensions of a cultural drama as it unfolds.
Frank Furedi, 2013
6
The Anaconda; Mistrust; and the Castle Spectre
Thereafter he was known as "Monk" Lewis. Educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford, Lewis served as attach to the British embassy at The Hague and was a member of Parliament from 1796 to 1802.
M. G. Lewis, 2012
7
Trust and Mistrust: Radical Risk Strategies in Business ...
In this book, Aidan Ward and John Smith teach how to trust others and pinpoint real ris k in business. If we trust someone we put ourselves at risk, but we do so voluntarily.
Aidan Ward, John Smith, 2004
8
Schema Therapy: A Practitioner's Guide
Mistrust/Abuse Typical Presentation of the Schema Patients with the Mistrust/ Abuse schema expect others to lie, manipulate, cheat, or in other ways to take advantage of them, and in the most extreme form of the schema, try to humiliate or ...
Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko, Marjorie E. Weishaar, 2003
9
Understanding as the Ultimate Medium to Resolve Mistrust: ...
Research Protocol.
Ali Goldoust, 2009
10
The politics of mistrust: estimating American oil and gas ...
For this reason alone, this book deserves the serious attention of anyone interested in understanding how energy policy got where it is today, understood in terms of players, perspectives, and social epistemology.
Aaron B. Wildavsky, Ellen Tenenbaum, Pat Albin, 1981

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MISTRUST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mistrust is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Parental mistrust
Parental mistrust. 00:00 Tuesday 21 July 2015. 0. Have your say. I feel it is unfair to blame the SNP for the reported failures of the Named Person Scheme as ... «Scotsman, Jul 15»
2
US language of threat against Iran deepens mistrust: Academic
Press TV has conducted an interview with Mohammad Hassan Khani, a professor at Imam Sadiq University in Tehran, to discuss the comments ... «Press TV, Jul 15»
3
Mistrust at SAA starting to boil over
The reports of mistrust at SAA's highest level comes only weeks after the good news that that interim SAA CEO Bezuidenhout has shown great ... «TheSouthAfrican, Jul 15»
4
On Patrol With the Soldiers Battling Bandits, Islamist Militants, and …
On Patrol With the Soldiers Battling Bandits, Islamist Militants, and Mistrust in Mali. By Jack Watling and Paul Raymond. July 19, 2015 | 12:29 pm. There are 10 of ... «VICE News, Jul 15»
5
ANALYSIS: America's New Deal With Iran May Leave Russia Out In …
This mistrust in itself ensures that Iran will take a balanced approach toward the U.S. and Russia. Share this article! Add to favorites. Print This ... «Mintpress News, Jul 15»
6
Workers' Compensation and the Cost of Mistrust
Research finds that a worker's fear of being fired after an injury has a large and pervasive effect on workers' compensation costs and worker ... «CFO, Jul 15»
7
Financial shortfall, mistrust plague VA
FILE - In this July 9, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»
8
Gaffe by chief stokes Dominicans' mistrust of OAS
Santo Domingo.- A statement that emerged Thursday by Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general Luis Almagro has stoked ... «Dominican Today, Jul 15»
9
WashPost Writer Claims Hillary Has 'Plenty of Reasons to Mistrust
Hillary Clinton has "plenty of reasons to mistrust the press," that according to a Washington Post columnist. E.J.Dionne appeared on Monday's ... «NewsBusters, Jul 15»
10
Zarif: I Hope US Removes Iran's 'Mistrust' In Deal Implementation …
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he hopes the US' behavior in the implementation of the Iran deal will “remove some ... «Breitbart News, Jul 15»

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