distrust noun

ADJ. deep, deep-seated, profound | growing | widespread | popular, public the popular distrust of foreigners after the war | mutual | healthy She has a healthy distrust of door-to-door salesmen.

VERB + DISTRUST feel, have | express, show | create The many policy changes have created growing distrust among employees. | overcome Great efforts were made to overcome public distrust. | retain Nonconformists retained a deep distrust of their Anglican neighbours.

PREP. ~ between distrust between the two police forces | ~ in his distrust in politics | ~ of a distrust of the media

PHRASES a climate of distrust