mistrust etymology

English word mistrust comes from English mis- (Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.), English trust

Detailed word origin of mistrust

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mis- English (eng) Bad or wrong; badly or wrongly. In error. Lack or failure.
trust English (eng) (legal) of or relating to a trust.. (obsolete) Faithful, dependable.. (obsolete) Secure, safe. (computing) Affirmation of the access rights of a user of a computer system.. (legal) An estate devised or granted in confidence that the devisee or grantee shall convey it, or dispose of the profits, at the will, or for the benefit, of another; an estate held for the use of another.. (legal) The [...]
mistrust English (eng) Lack of trust or confidence. (transitive) To be wary, suspicious or doubtful of (something or someone).. (transitive) To have no confidence in (something or someone).. (transitive) To suspect, to imagine or suppose (something) to be the case.

Words with the same origin as mistrust

Descendants of mis-
misapprehension misappropriation misbehavior miscalculation misconception misconduct misdirect misdirection misfit misfortune mishap misinterpret misinterpretation misjudge mismanagement mismatch misprint misrepresentation misstep mistreat mistreatment mistrial misunderstand misuse