I don't trust him. My distrust in/of him is severe.

Which one is the right preposition: in or of?

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of. "My distrust of him is severe".

You have trust in someone, but you have distrust of someone.

  • Do you have a source to make this answer more definitive?
    – katatahito
    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:01
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    This has several examples: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distrust
    – pfalstad
    Jul 19, 2019 at 8:04
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    Please can you add this into your answer as well as adding the actual examples?
    – Gamora
    Jul 19, 2019 at 9:53

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