[ truhst-fuh l ]
/ ˈtrʌst fəl /


full of trust; free of distrust, suspicion, or the like; confiding: a trustful friend.


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Origin of trustful

First recorded in 1570–80; trust + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for trustful



/ (ˈtrʌstfʊl) /


characterized by a tendency or readiness to trust others

Derived forms of trustful

trustfully or trustingly, adverbtrustfulness or trustingness, noun
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