deep, deep-seated, profound

He had a general distrust of the government.


She has a healthy distrust of door-to-door salesmen.

feel, have
express, show

The many policy changes have created growing distrust among employees.


Great efforts were made to overcome public distrust.

distrust between

distrust between the two governments

distrust in

investor distrust in the equity markets

distrust of

a distrust of the media

a climate of distrust

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