trusting

[ truhs-ting ]
/ ˈtrʌs tɪŋ /

adjective

inclined to trust; confiding; trustful: a trusting child.

Origin of trusting

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at trust, -ing2

Related forms

Definition for trusting (2 of 2)

Origin of trust

1175–1225; (noun) Middle English < Old Norse traust trust (cognate with German Trost comfort); (v.) Middle English trusten < Old Norse treysta, derivative of traust

Related forms

Can be confused

board committee council panel trust

Synonym study

1. Trust, assurance, confidence imply a feeling of security. Trust implies instinctive unquestioning belief in and reliance upon something: to have trust in one's parents. Confidence implies conscious trust because of good reasons, definite evidence, or past experience: to have confidence in the outcome of events. Assurance implies absolute confidence and certainty: to feel an assurance of victory.
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British Dictionary definitions for trusting

trust

/ (trʌst) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

trustable, adjectivetrustability, nountruster, noun

Word Origin for trust

C13: from Old Norse traust; related to Old High German trost solace
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Culture definitions for trusting

trust


A combination of firms or corporations for the purpose of reducing competition and controlling prices throughout a business or industry. Trusts are generally prohibited or restricted by antitrust legislation. (Compare monopoly.)

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Idioms and Phrases with trusting

trust


see brain trust; in trust.

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