distrust collocations and examples

 UK /dɪsˈtrʌst/

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a feeling of not trusting someone or something


Adjectives frequently used with distrust
strong: deep, extreme, great, intense, profoundHe had a deep distrust of wealth and power.becoming stronger: deepening, growing, increasingThere is an increasing distrust of public institutions.felt by many people: general, public, widespreadThere was a general distrust of all strangers.felt in the same way by each of two or more groups or people: mutualThese differences of opinion led to mutual distrust between the two nations.sensible and based on good reasons: healthyI had always had a healthy distrust of anyone trying to sell me something.
Verbs frequently used with distrust
cause distrust: arouse, cause, create, engender, foster, inspire, provoke, sowThis report has provoked a distrust of doctors by some patients.feel distrust: haveMy parents had a deep distrust of all things foreign.show distrust: display, express, reveal, showThey expressed their extreme distrust of politicians.stop feeling distrust: overcomeThe course aims to help beginners overcome their distrust of computers.
Nouns + of frequently used before distrust
atmosphere, climate, feelingTheir refusal to share information created an atmosphere of distrust.
 
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