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trustful

[truhst-fuh l]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formstrust·ful·ly, adverbtrust·ful·ness, nouno·ver·trust·ful, adjectiveo·ver·trust·ful·ly, adverbo·ver·trust·ful·ness, nounun·trust·ful, adjectiveun·trust·ful·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • She smiled upon him, her head high, her eyes tender and trustful.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • How trustful and generous in him to bestow all this confidence in me.

  • I feel that I have been culpably negligent, and altogether too trustful.'

  • Their glance was guileless, profound, confident, and trustful.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • She has the most trustful eyes of any human being that ever walked this earth.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for trustful

trustful

trusting

adjective
  1. characterized by a tendency or readiness to trust others
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Derived Formstrustfully or trustingly, adverbtrustfulness or trustingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for trustful

adj.

1570s, "trustworthy," from trust (n.) + -ful. Meaning "trusting" attested from 1832. Related: Trustfulness.

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