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Silver

Senior Member
Chinese,Cantonese,Sichuan dialect
Hi,

I'd like to know about the phrase "mistrust" and I think it means "Don't believe too much". I think it could be used in a situation when talking about don't believe someone's judgment, like:

I mistrust his judgment.

But I still don't feel sure to say it. I am wondering if I can use it when someone tells me that his friend, also my friend, has made a judgment but I don't believe too much?

Thanks a lot
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes, Silver, I'd say that was right.

    I distrust his judgement would suggest that your doubts were grave - you think he's wrong. I mistrust his judgement is less strong; it means that you aren't very confident that he's right, either about this issue, or in general.
     
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