What is the opposite of trusting?

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Adjective
Opposite of showing or tending to have a belief in a person's honesty or sincerity
Adjective
Opposite of easily deceived or duped
Adjective
Opposite of exploitable or vulnerable
“She was protected from the treacherous invasion of the paparazzi by her bodyguard of fifteen years, who had served her well throughout her career.”
Adjective
Opposite of excessively ready to believe things
“He plays a shrewd businessman who buys struggling companies, then breaks them up and sells the pieces.”
Adjective
(of a person) Opposite of easily influenced by feelings or emotions
“More importantly, being rich doesn't make them unsusceptible to problems every family faces.”
Adjective
Opposite of having absolute certainty about something
“The board remains uncertain of his tenure as coach following a series of demoralizing losses.”
Adjective
Opposite of easily or readily taken advantage of or deceived
Adjective
Opposite of ready to accept instruction or direction in an obedient manner
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“She was brave, but she was also intractable when she set her mind on something.”
Adjective
Opposite of being easily influenced (especially of young people)
Adjective
Opposite of having reliance on somebody or something
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring or feeling hope and optimism
Adjective
Opposite of hopeful and confident about the future
“She remained pessimistic about ever finding true love after a string of failed relationships.”
Adjective
Opposite of having confidence in doing or achieving something
“Brady was nervous about returning to the field after injuring his ankle in the first half of the game.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to have faith in
“In general, my first instinct is to distrust articles printed in tabloids.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to assign a task, duty or responsibility to someone
“He was deemed unfit to have a pet, and it was thus prudent to remove the dog from his care.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to commit someone or something to one's care
“You will need to keep the Soulstones so that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to give credibility to a belief on the basis of evidence
“I doubt that this incident is a one-off, so we had better be prepared for the next occurrence.”
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