meaning - What's the difference between "mistrust" and "distrust"?

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2014-07
  • Urbycoz

    Are mistrust and distrust synonyms?

    And if so, how have two such similar words coexist for so long? Google N-grams suggests the two words have coexisted since the 1700's.

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  • hippietrail

    Following on from a recent question, in Australia we have the word jumper for a knitted long-sleeved garment, typically woollen and long-sleeved.

    When cosuming foreign media I always assumed the terms pullover and sweater were the names of the same garment in either Britain or America but was never clear. How much semantic overlap is there? Are any two or more terms used in the same region and if so how are they used differently? Or are is it purely down to regionalism?

    I'm also interested in other words that I may have overlooked which are synonyms of any of these three in some areas or some varieties of English. In fact some posters have mentioned jersey, which I have heard many times but I'm not sure if it refers to the same garment or something a bit different.


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