A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (doubts)
a. suspicion
Su actitud me produce cierto recelo. Creo que oculta algo.His attitude gives me a feeling of suspicion. I think he's hiding something.
2. (lack of trust)
a. mistrust
Cualquier muestra de cariño le produce recelo.Any sign of affection awakens mistrust in her.
b. distrust
Los votantes miran con recelo a los políticos que no cumplen sus promesas electorales.Voters regard politicians who don't fulfill their electoral promises with distrust.
3. (apprehension)
a. misgiving
Los inmigrantes despertaron miedo y recelos en la comunidad.The immigrants aroused fear and misgivings in the community.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. mistrust, suspicion
(suspicacia) suspicion; (temor) misgiving; apprehension; (desconfianza) distrust; mistrust;
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