1. Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.
Distrustful sense with modest caution speaks. --Pope.
2. Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful.
-- Dis*trust*ful*ly, adv. -- Dis*trust*ful*ness, n.
adj 1: having or showing distrust; "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 [ant: trustful]
2: incredulous by virtue of distrust