Synonyms for distrustful

Synonyms for (adjective) distrustful

Synonyms: distrustful

Definition: having or showing distrust

Usage: a man of distrustful nature; my experience...in other fields of law has made me distrustful of rules of thumb generally- B.N.Cardozo; vigilant and distrustful superintendence- Thomas Jefferson

Similar words: cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical

Definition: believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others


Similar words: sceptical, skeptical, doubting, questioning

Definition: marked by or given to doubt

Usage: a skeptical attitude; a skeptical listener


Similar words: overjealous, jealous, green-eyed

Definition: suspicious or unduly suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival

Usage: a jealous lover


Similar words: leery, suspicious, mistrustful, untrusting, wary

Definition: openly distrustful and unwilling to confide


Similar words: misogynic

Definition: (used of men) having deep-seated distrust of women


Similar words: oversuspicious

Definition: unduly suspicious