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trustful

[truhst-fuh l]
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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Examples from the Web for trustfulness

Historical Examples

  • The trustfulness of his two fair daughters was beautiful indeed.

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • But honor and rectitude, clear-sightedness and trustfulness in life were fast returning.

    Fruitfulness

    Emile Zola

  • What is there on earth so precious as the trustfulness of true friendship?

    A Rent In A Cloud

    Charles James Lever

  • There was a trustfulness in his manner that delighted the Doctor.

  • Her eyes followed him about full of trustfulness, of admiration, of gratitude, and of love.

    The Good Soldier

    Ford Madox Ford


British Dictionary definitions for trustfulness

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 trustfulness

trustful

adj.

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

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