Mistrust vs. Distrust are they the same??

mistrustDaily Writing Tips

Posted: 21 Dec 2014 08:52 PM PST

A reader wants to know if there is a difference between the words mistrust and distrust.

The short answer is, “No.”

As verbs, both distrust and mistrust mean, “to be without confidence.”

As nouns, both distrust and mistrust mean, “lack of trust or confidence.”

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