trustful; credulous or unsuspicious: a confiding nature.
- con·fid·ing·ly, adverb
- con·fid·ing·ness, noun
- non·con·fid·ing, adjective
- un·con·fid·ing, adjective
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How to use confiding in a sentence
Best recalls a grieving father confiding that a visit let him unlock the emotional door trapping his family in grief.David Best Creates a Temple Made of Memories Outside San Francisco | Debra A. Klein | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But if a fellow soldier or football player watches, that might be an opening to risk confiding, and forging a ‘safe’ friend.
In Steve, she plays Mary Magdalene Horowitz, an excitable loser who spends her days confiding in her only friend—a pet hamster.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More | Marlow Stern | February 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He quoted Hernandez as confiding to relatives that he had “done a bad thing and killed a child in New York.”Justice Delayed: Did the NYPD Blow the Etan Patz Case? | Michael Daly | May 25, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tough as it may be to conjure, even dentists report that their patients are confiding when their mouths are unencumbered.
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
confiding in the accustomed largess and kindness of your Majesty, we shall say no more.
confiding these matters to his "Diary" and keeping his own opinion, Mr. Adams passed on to Philadelphia.The Eve of the Revolution | Carl Becker
Mme. Vauquer gave her every attention, confiding all her own affairs to her.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
It made him very unhappy and more chary in future of confiding his plans to his friends.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for confiding
- confidingly, adverb
- confidingness, noun
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